- Hardcover: 96 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; 3 edition (23 Nov. 1992)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0671769480
- ISBN-13: 978-0671769482
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 26 x 26.7 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 490,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Harold Lloyd's 3-D Hollywood Hardcover – 23 Nov 1992
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Top Customer Reviews
3D a wee bit difficult on the page. maybe it needs cutting out and a proper viewer.
Interesting 'though and poss. worthwhile for Stereo collectors.
Seeing Marilyn Monroe and Jayne Mansfield (to name the most enblematic) stand out in relief is quite an experience !
Look for a Loreo viewer or similar to bring it to life
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This book is meaningless to the one eyed mind. Those whose satisfaction is gratified by a one eyed picture of reality are now being slowly awakened to the fact that we see in three dimensions, something some of us have been aware of for the past fifty-six years . . . and, much longer. Because of new technology and the public's realization that we see in 3D (how long did that take to come about?) stereoscopy will finally come into it's own.
This book is one of my Bibles and I think that when people realize what they are seeing out of BOTH eyes, they will embrace, enjoy and cherish this volume as much as I do.
Let me add that Harold Lloyd's granddaughter Suzzane is one of the most gorgeous women in the world and there is no way possible that I could wish her more happiness and well being.
Another reviewer says he doesn't get the 3d effect, you need special glasses or a viewer, which if you get the book second hand may be missing.
3-D HOLLYWOOD has too many psudo-stereo images (L/R printed on the wrong sides). There shouldn't be any of course. One may learn to free view cross-eyed if one doesn't already know how to. Of course if you are using a stereoscope, as most readers certainly would be for viewing the proper L/R images, it can be a jarring and disorienting when a R/L ("psudo") images is encountered. Casual viewers may not realize why some images look odd so I marked all of the "x-eyed" images with a pencil in my copy. p. 22, 34, 38, 83, 89, 93, 95.
The book is enjoyable and would make a good gift for someone who is crazy about 3-D or about Hollywood of the fifties. It's worth the price just for the thirteen rare stereo images of Marilyn Monroe - to a true fan.
Of the two books of Harold Lloyd's 3D photos that Suzanne Lloyd has published this is the better one for stereo 3D images. If you have to have nudes the other one (HOLLYWOOD NUDES IN 3D) has them in 2D & 3D but I wouldn't suggest that book for the 3D images.
I recommend the LOREO LITE 3D VIEWER as an excellent low cost stereo viewer to accompany the book, if you don't already have a viewer.
I would like see more of Lloyd's staged shots, which were pretty good. The poolside sessions he did with Marilyn Monroe are great, and I liked his self-portrait where he posed in profile with an infinity of reflections receding into the distance. Unfortunately, these good shots only make up a small proportion of the book.
A few notes on the photo reproduction: There is only one 3D image per page, and the two photos that make it up are quite large. This makes free-viewing impossible for me, as the center of the two images is substantially further apart than my eyes. I tried to use the OWL viewer from one of Brian May's stereoscopic books (which works with antique stereo cards) but the images were simply too large for it. The included lorgnette viewer works adequately.