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"Widescreen History"
A New book about wide screen from International 70mm Publishers

The 70mm Newsletter
Written by: Johan Wolthuis, International 70mm Publishers, Arnhem, The Netherlands Date: 14.02.2014
The publication from "International 70mm Publishers", published by Johan Wolthuis

The new WIDESCREEN HISTORY publication summarise the history of Widescreen processes and related subjects. It is not the complete history of widescreen history, but the intention was to make a publication with a lot of information on Cinerama, CinemaScope systems, 70mm, etc., With a little history about sound and color and as important aspect: a lot of classic illustrations in colour and black and white. The price of one copy is € 13.50 GBP 12.50 and USD 19.50. For mailing and excerpts of this publication, see our website

It will be for sale here:
• Grand Fund Raising Bazaar at the Cinema Museum / Ronald Grant Archive in London, Tube station Kennington/ Elephant & Castle. Saturday March 1st
Bradford's Widescreen Weekend April 10-13
70MM Film Event at Biffen, Aalborg Denmark, 26. April 2014 + Johan Wolthuis to attend 70mm Event
More in 70mm reading:

Digital & 65mm

Film Presentation for the 21st Century

International 70mm Publishers Meeting

70mm Alive and kicking in Berlin!

Berlinale 2009 - 70mm Retrospective

Statement on 65/70mm

Johan Wolthuis Interview

Internet link:

International 70mm Publishers
Katwoudehof 36
6843 BX Arnhem
The Netherlands




Table of Contents

2 A Summary of Wide Screen Processes
4 A little History, by Johan Wolthuis
6 Sound at the Movies
8 Color at the Movies

35 mm 3-strip systems
10 Cinerama 1952, by Johan Wolthuis
12 CineMiracle
13 Kinopanorama
14 Abel Gance and Kevin Brownlow and Polyvision
16 2012: The Return of Cinerama: ''In the Picture"  
by Johan Wolthuis

35/55 mm anamorphic
18 CinemaScope and CinemaScope 55, by Johan Wolthuis
20 The Widescreen Revolution: CinemaScope, by Rick Mitchell†
24 The Original CinemaScope Engagements, by Michael Coate
26 The First Anamorphic Movies in France, by Alain Dorange

35 mm horizontal
28 VistaVision, by Johan Wolthuis
30 Panoramapages of 'Oklahoma!'
32 Technirama & Super-Technirama70
34 Cinéorama, Circarama & Circlorama

65/70mm processes
35 Grandeur 70, by Johan Wolthuis
36 The Splendour of 70mm and Todd-AO
38 MGM Camera 65 + Ultra Panavision 70 + Super Panavision 70
40 Smell-O-Vision + MCS 70 + Dimension 150 + Showscan + SDS 70
41 DP70 the Todd-AO projector, by Thomas Hauerslev
42 USSR International coproductions in 35/70mm Sovscope, by Jan-Hein Bal

70 mm stories
46 70mm Recent History, by Johan Wolthuis
49 Cleopatra: The Real Star Was the 65mm Camera!
52 Sir David Lean: Master of 70mm Epics
54 A Lost Profession and a boothless cinema?
56 Imax & Omnimax, by Tom March & Johan Wolthuis
59 Acknowledgements + Sources
60 Afterword + Table of Contents
61 SAMSARA in 65mm by Mark Magidson
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Updated 16-07-18