The Hollywood Section had its first meeting of 2005 on January 18th at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Linwood Dunn Theater.  The subject was “ Film Stocks-Yesterday, today and tomorrow”.

Following the opening cartoon, the 1943 Academy Award winning Tom and Jerry “Yankee Doodle Mouse”, chair Dan Rosen presented a plaque of appreciation to Dr. Alan Masson, who has just retired after 35 years at Kodak and is moving to Rochester NY .  Dr. Masson has been a long-time active member of this section, having served in all available executive positions.

The presentations opened with Dr. Masson giving a history of film stocks used in motion pictures, from the beginnings around 1900 until today.  These were illustrated by film clips from “Marie Antoinette” (1938, demonstrating black and white), “Dixiana” (1930- Two color Technicolor),  “Lassie Come Home” (1943 – 3-strip and monopack Technicolor), and “Athena” (1954 – Eastman Color).  All film clips were courtesy of Warner Bros.

This was followed by Vince Carabello, Jr. covering the variety of film s available from Agfa.  The next presenter, Mike Miyaki, made a detailed slide show presentation of the structure of Fuji ’s color film s.

Pre-show refreshments were hosted by Kodak, in honor of Alan Masson’s long service.


Name:_  Richard P. May
Section Officer Title:   Past Chair
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