GREENWICH, Conn. — Everything was illuminated at the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, from 5,000 electric lamps igniting the Eiffel Tower to the Grand Waterfall, a cascading fountain animated by colored lights.
Dancing to the Glacial Rhythms of Ice
“There is no surer way to be derivative than to be unaware of your history,” dancer-choreographer Jody Sperling said in a 2014 interview.
Faster than Sound: Color in the Age of Silent Film
Looking back now, there is the impression that all old silent films were black and white, the advent of sound in the mid-to-late 1920s marking the first great milestone on the march to our 3D, high-definition contemporary world. Yet by the early 1920s — years before cinema found its voice — 80% of movies could be seen in color.