The Dawn of Technicolor


The Dawn of Technicolor, 1915-1935 
James Layton and David Pierce
Paolo Cherchi Usai and Catherine A. Surowiec, Editors

Published to coincide with Technicolor's centennial in 2015, The Dawn of Technicolor recounts the first two decades of one of the most widely recognized names in the American film industry. Authors James Layton and David Pierce chart the making of pivotal films made using Technicolor's two-color process: from the troubled productions of Ben-Hur (1925) and The Mysterious Island (1926-29), to the early short films in Technicolor's groundbreaking three-color process; Walt Disney's animated Flowers and Trees (1932) and the live-action La Cucaracha (1934). The book spotlights the talented engineers and filmmakers associated with Technicolor and the remarkable technical innovations that finally made color film practical, changing the film industry forever.

  • Hardcover
  • 440 pages
  • 267 color and 161 black and white illustrations
  • Publisher: George Eastman House (2015)
  • ISBN 9780935398281


Your purchase supports the George Eastman Museum, an independent nonprofit institution.