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Reference and reading

The 70mm Newsletter
Collected by: Thomas HauerslevDate: 01.07.2008


A Valuable Property: The life story of Michael Todd
by Michael Todd, Jr and Susan McCarthy Todd
1983 Arbor House

Wide Screen Cinema
by John Belton
1992 Harvard University Press

Fred Zinnemann
A Life in the Movies
1992 Scribners

Also, do not miss:

The Nine Lives of Mike Todd
by Art Cohn
1958 Hutchinson & Co

Wide Screen Movies
by Robert E Carr and R Michael Hayes
1988 McFarland

Wide Screen Movies Corrections, Revision 2.0 - Revised December 2004
More in 70mm reading:

The Todd-AO Projector

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02.12.1953Harris, Upham & CoMagna Theatre Corp
19.01.195420th Century Fox/Earl I SponableThe Todd-AO system to Darryl F Zanuck, Fox
27.06.1954Newspaper/Thomas H PryorFirst demonstration of Todd-AO
xx.07.1954American CinematographerFirst demo of Todd-AO MGM stage 2
xx.10.1954American CinematographerTodd-AO Newest wide screen system
xx.04.1955American CinematographerShooting “Oklahoma!” in Todd-AO
07.03.1955LIFE MagazineMike Todd and His Big Bug-Eye (by Joel Sayre)
30.05.1955LIFE InternationalMike Todds amazing Lens (by John Luter)
07.10.1955Motion Picture DailyTodd-AO methods and equipment
xx.xx.1955Denis MARIONLe systéme Todd-AO
15.10.1955The Independent Film JournalTodd-AO makes gala N.Y. Debut
15.10.1955The Independent Film JournalTodd-AO by H S Woodbridge
15.10.1955Showmen's trade reviewOklahoma! in Todd-AO
15.10.1955Showmen's trade reviewMagna Theatres
15.10.1955Showmen's trade reviewTodd-AO Corporation
15.10.1955Showmen's trade reviewPhilips Collaborated On Projector Design
15.10.1955Showmen's trade reviewMike Todd – man behind the system
15.10.1955The Independent Film JournalThe “Oklahoma!” story
19.10.1955VarietyHurrican "rained" Todd-AOs Rivoli print
19.10.1955VarietyBroadway speculates as to Todd....
xx.xx.1955Current biography 1955Michael Todd
xx.10.1955Souvenir programme“Oklahoma!”
xx.xx.1955Theatre CatalogThe Todd-AO process
xx.07.1956American Cinematographer"The Miracle of Todd-AO"
xx.01.1957International projectionistThe Syosset Todd-AO theatre
xx.07.1957International projectionist“Around the World in 80 Days” in 35mm Cinestage
11.07.1957Kinematograph Weekly“Around the World in 80 Days”
xx.08.1957International ProjectionistTodd-AO floating screen in Selwyn Theatre
xx.09.1957International ProjectionistCinestage Todd-AO to 35mm
xx.11.1957The Todd-AO CorporationThe Todd-AO publicity department press releases  1B - 5B.
26.03.1958New York TimesMichael Todd
xx.04.1958International ProjectionistTodd-AO installations
xx.xx.1958The nine lives of Mike Todd/Art Cohn34. Roller Coaster Ride
xx.xx.1958The nine lives of Mike Todd/Art Cohn35. Enter Evelyn and Todd-AO
xx.xx.1959Albert TeichnerThe new Todd-AO
xx.xx.1959Image et SonVoici le Todd-AO
xx.04.1963Darryl F ZanuckConfidential evaluation of Todd-AO
15.05.1963Herbert E BraggAnswer to D F Z
16.09.1963Donald A HendersonThe Todd-AO matter
01.02.1965Todd-AO Film Sound RecordingPrice list
xx.xx.1977Evelyn KeyesFilming of Todd-AO tests
14.10.1985Southbridge NewsHollywood comes to American Optical Co.
15.10.1985Southbridge NewsOptical obstacles in search of bugeye lens.
16.10.1985Southbridge NewsAO researchers find solutions to lens distortion
17.10.1985Southbridge NewsMixed reviews for “Oklahoma!”
18.10.1985Southbridge NewsRemember “Oklahoma!”s premiere?
15.01.1986Variety/ R VetterBreakthrough seen for 70mm equipment
26.03.1986VarietyTodd-AO, Glen Glenn to operate as one
xx.12.1986Grant Lobban/Image TechnologyIn the splendor of 70mm #1
xx.01.1987Grant Lobban/Image TechnologyIn the splendor of 70mm #2
21.12.1988VarietyTodd's 1956 OSCAR under hammer
15.02.1989VarietyTodd Oscar kept off auction block
xx.xx.198xThe Perfect Vision/Jim MillickSeeing films in the theatre: Dr Richard Vetter
xx.06.1990SMPTE Journal/John BeltonTodd-AO: A history
xx.xx.1992Widescreen Cinema/John BeltonTodd-AO: The hallmark of quality
xx.xx.1992A Life in the movies/Fred Zinnemann“Oklahoma!”
xx.03.1993Optics & Photonics NewsBrian O'Brien - Pioneer in Optics 70mm - The 70mm Newsletter/Brian O'Brien, JrTodd-AO 70mm - The 70mm Newsletter/T HauerslevTodd-AO 65mm tests in Amsterdam
xx.05.1994Movie collectorA brief history of 70mm
xx.09.1994-Todd-AO buys two Skywalker facilities
23.12.1994Entertainment Weekly“Oklahoma!” on video from 65mm elements
xx.04.1995Cinema Technology/Grant LobbanComing in 70mm
xx.10.1996Optics & Photonics NewsThe Amazing Optical Adventures of Todd-AO
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