Prophet of Loss: Many Victorian area interiors were actually bright gaudy messes.
Radioactive Ass: I can remember seeing my first color TV in the late 60's or so (Brinkley and Hunt was on as I recall) at my grandparents house (it was a 21" console job which according to grandpa was the biggest one that you could get at the time). We got one a few years later. Keep in mind that this was in San Francisco and not some backwater town out in the middle of nowhere. They weren't very common yet as people usually waited until their old B&W sets went on the fritz before they shelled out the big bucks for a color one.
ZeroCorpse: netringer: Hey! They had a Hookah! The Adams druggies!George "Reeves's red-blue-and-yellow Superman costume was originally brown-gray-and-white, so that it would photograph in appropriate gray tones on black-and-white film."Hookahs are not the sole province of stoners. They have traditionally been used to smoke spiced tobacco-- That is, tobacco soaked in a flavored molasses mixture.So most of the time when you see a hookah in a setting like this, it's for tobacco.
Confabulat: Nem Wan: Same thing with George Reeves' Superman costumes. It wasn't the "correct" colors until the show switched to filming in color. [i.imgur.com image 850x956]What's weird about that suit is it looks just like it did on the show. It's further support for Calvin's dad's argument that color didn't begin to appear in the world until sometime in the 1930s.
kg2095: brandent: OtherLittleGuy: UberNeuman: MrSteve007: Also keep in mind that set designers of the time knew that standard color stages wouldn't show up on black and white TV's that well, so they would crank the colors up to 11 to get the desired result for B&W viewers.As is part of the reason that when color tv came in, that some shows like Star Trek went over the top with color on the sets - y'know, so folk knew this was TV IN COLOR!\loves me some Star Trek, but gods the colors are a bit much.....Sort of like 3D these days in movie theatres and HDTV.Don't forget that there would still have been massive numbers of black and white tvs out there. I'd bet a majority.Yah, it's true. Color TV went live in 1953 but didn't really gain much market share until the mid 60s.
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