A friend of mine and I "enjoy" 3-D on television in 1982, when there was a boomlet of local stations showing 3-D films such as "Creature from the Black Lagoon" using the anaglyph method, which used red and blue lenses to separate the images rather than the polarized system originally used in the theaters thirty years earlier. I say "enjoy" because the effect was problematic. If you had your color adjusted correctly it was possible to get a moderate dimensional effect out of the blur. With my never-rectified amblyopia, I could get it mostly when things were flying at the camera.
We're watching it on my Advent VideoBeam, no longer in the basement of my folks' house
, but in my new digs in Petaluma. Fans of the yellow lamp will notice that it's already starting to deteriorate, the hinge holding the middle shade being secured with duct tape. Another indication of the absence of parental caregiving is the burst cushion of my red chair. Other necessary video room adjuncts visible are Ritz Crackers, a TV Guide (is that Farrah Fawcett?) and shelves full of Betamax tapes. Oh, and under my chair a metal file box storing my card catalog of said tapes. The blue binder contains a hand-typed list of just the cartoons. Computerization of the collection was still four years in the future.
Scanned from a print from a friend's 110 camera.
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