Saturday, March 05, 2005

Kids Stunned To Learn That Pre-1960s Life Was In Color

When Marla Shivelman of Spokane, Wash., described for her grandchildren the chiffon-blue dress she wore at her 1958 prom, one of them scoffed.
"Come on, grandma," said Jimmy Peters, 11. "Everyone knows there was no blue back then." Based on pictures and film and TV footage, Jimmy always assumed the world gradually became colorized during the early 1960s. “They started to invent stuff that was really colorful, and that made the people change, too,” Jimmy explained. “It’s evolution. That’s what people mean when they talk about breaking the color barrier.”
His brother, Ellis, 14, noted that you could actually track the changes in the universe’s pigmentation through TV shows of what he called the “evolutionary era.”
"On TVLand, Lucy and Ricky are the same colors as all their furniture, and friends and their apartment," explained Ellis, said a freshman at Chester Arthur High School. "Later, Lucy did another show and by then her hair had turned red, her clothes were all different.
“On Gilligan’s Island, you can see that when they first got to the island they’re black and white, but while they’re there they became colorized.”
Jimmy said he was sad that so many people in history never got to see what they looked like in color.
Both young men were shocked to learn that color has, in fact, existed since the dawn of time, although color film was perfected in the mid-20th century.


At 8:45 PM , Blogger Dawn....सेहर said...

WOW!! I found this very we all know but have we ever thought about it...:)

Good one..I enjoyed most of your posts.



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