Howard Hughes Multicolor Demonstration Reel

Ever fascinated by technology, Howard Hughes bought a controlling
interest in the Multicolor process in June 1930 after he had trouble renting Technicolor
cameras for HELL'S ANGELS. This rare demonstration reel shows off
the advantages of the two-color bipack Multicolor system (which emphasized
orange and blue) using test footage filmed by Multicolor's staff cameramen.
Shots include scenes of Al Wilson flying a 1910 Curtis Pusher; and the premier
of DIRIGIBLE, attended by Edward G. Robinson and Gloria Swanson among
others.  Also, the staple of every color demo reel: nature scenes and fashion


(David Pierce)