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(22 Words)   Color photo of the set from the old Addams Family TV series. Well, this ought to be interesAHHHH GOD MY EYES MY EYES   (twentytwowords.com) divider line 13
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2013-11-20 08:33:07 PM  
3 votes:
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.
2013-11-20 08:32:00 PM  
3 votes:
That's a really cool set.
2013-11-20 10:21:59 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-11-20 10:15:15 PM  
1 votes:
Many Victorian area interiors were actually bright gaudy messes.
2013-11-20 10:01:17 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-11-20 09:02:48 PM  
1 votes:
I was expecting more Maroon and Gold.
2013-11-20 08:57:58 PM  
1 votes:
It's very Victorian. Those 19th-century folk loved their garishness.
2013-11-20 08:55:06 PM  
1 votes:

UberNeuman: 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.....


While I was born long after the transition to color, I did go to school for TV & film production and have played with some of the old equipment of the era. I'd imagine that the accuracy of the color capture devices wasn't that great, then much of the signal accuracy was lost in the over-the-air transmission, and early home TV sets probably weren't exactly Adobe RGB calibrated either.

What we see today, in restored digital blue-ray versions of the early color shows, likely wasn't anywhere close to what was rendered at home with similar technology:
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2013-11-20 08:51:37 PM  
1 votes:
Wow. That's pretty neato.

I liked the oversaturated colours in Star Trek.
2013-11-20 08:49:07 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-11-20 08:35:59 PM  
1 votes:
The regular cast members were used to it, but they would only let guests on the set at the last minute, preferably while filming, just so they could get the reaction shots.
2013-11-20 08:32:01 PM  
1 votes:
I understand you need to use certain colors to get particular tones in black and white, but goddamn...
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2013-11-20 08:15:51 PM  
1 votes:
Wow, it looks like a bordello in there.
 
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