|"It's not a movie"|
|"Do not refer to Around the World in 80 Days as a movie. It's not a movie. Movies are something you can see in your neighbourhood theatre and eat popcorn while you're watching them....Show Around the World in 80 Days almost exactly as you would present a Broadway show in your theatre."|
The Rivoli Theatre
By John Belton
In preparation for the premiere of “Oklahoma!”, the Rivoli underwent an extensive, $350,000 renovation, including the installation of a new booth and new 1600 seats
• Go to Rivoli Theatre, Idependent Film Journal
|CINESTAGE IN LONDON|
|Cinestage 34mm in London|
When "Around the World in 80 Days" originally opened in London, England in 1957, it was not in 70mm Todd-AO, but in the 35mm Cinestage format. The Cinestage format was a reduction from the 65mm 24 fps. negative with 6-track sound coming from a separate 35mm dubber.
• Go to Mike Todd's "Around the World in 80 Days"
• Go to "80 Days" premiere at the Astoria, London
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|How Todd-AO Began|
By Brian O'Brien, Jr.
My father was a college professor, uninterested in show business, and had never heard of Mike Todd, so when Mike called him late one night saying he wanted a meeting, my dad was naturally cautious.
|Todd-AO The Show of Shows|
By John Belton
"Oklahoma!" was a hot ticket; even Cecil B. DeMille had trouble getting seats during the first few weeks of its run. Todd-AO was about showman-ship. It provided high quality subject matter, lavish production values, big screen entertainment, and six-track stereo magnetic sound.
|INTERVIEW WITH TODD FAMILY AND MORE|
|Working for Mike Todd|
By Glenda Jensen
Midori Tsuji was a fascinating and beautiful woman. I was in awe of her. She was a person very much in command of herself. She took care of everything for Mike and, occasionally, for Elizabeth. I wanted to be like her.
|My father never really talked about the motion picture business|
Cyrus Todd in Conversation
I worked in the motion picture business for about four years in New York, and then I moved back to Ireland became a chef. I did that for about twenty years. My legs have gotten old and I decided to find something else. And a friend of a friend said I should get into the appliance business – there was somebody looking for help, and instead of standing behind a stove and cooking, now I stand in front of them and sell them!
|Letters and Dust Devils|
Susan Jane Todd in Conversation
My father had the difficult job of following in his father’s footsteps. I think my father always wanted to be a philosopher: that was his Major in college. He loved fine art – painting and sculpture. And good literature. But he got stuck with "Scent of Mystery" this because his father died. They were just about to work on a Todd-AO movie – "Don Quixote". He couldn’t do it because he was in so much grief – so he made this project.
|Oliver Michael Todd in Conversation|
My name is Oliver Michael Todd. I was born in New York where I lived the first six years of my life. I went to University in the US and actually took a little detour from University and went to Los Angeles before I became a school teacher and over a series of years and different locations found myself lucky enough to find a job in Copenhagen.
|Mike Todd, Jr. Interview|
By Roy Frumkes
“This Is Cinerama” opened to rave reviews. All of Dad's ideas had worked - the name of the film was his, the roadshow concept was his. No one had believed his predictions about Cinerama; now everyone was listening.
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• 2nd hand souvenir program
|DVD RELEASE 2004|
|1997: "Around the World in 80 Days"|
2003: Facts about "Around the World in 80 Days" 65mm negatives
2004: DVD release of "Around the World in 80 Days"