- Hardcover: 154 pages
- Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; Book and Access edition (October 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1579123945
- ISBN-13: 978-1579123949
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.6 x 10.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 13 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,385,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Harold Lloyd's Hollywood Nudes in 3D! Hardcover – October 1, 2004
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This book uses 3D anaglyphs (viewed with 2 color glasses) instead of 3D parallel pairs. Color saturation in anaglyphs is not as good as 3D parallel pairs. Another problem is that many of the stereo images suffer from "windows violations". This is where the eye is forced to diverge to look at distant objects while trying to focus at the media surface where the images really reside. There are also images where an object appears in one color but is blocked (and does not appear) in the other color. Both circumstances make it difficult to focus the eyes when viewing the image.
On the other hand, the ladies are very pretty.
The use of props to keep things tasteful is one of the most amusing aspects of this book. Creative use of pine cones, flowers, mink stoles and feathers abound. Wicker bull heads get my vote. The photos themselves are sweet, playful and just a little naughty.
The art direction of this book is clever, lenticular cover and entertaining chapter headers designed to keep the spirit of fun going. Text discussing Harold's creative approach to 3D photography (and strippers!) is done with affection and warmth.
Certainly if you're into old school beauty this book is for you. I think one of the most, if not THE most significant things about this book is that it is a time capsule of an era...a time when women actually looked like real women. Their bodies are normally and healthily proportioned, curvy and soft. It is a far cry from today's harsh, emaciated farce culture of what feminine beauty is. Plus the tone is fun, sexy and a little wacky. I think we take sex way too seriously these days!
This book would also make a terrific gift for those into retro pin up art and who also like a little gimmick to go along with it (3D effect). This would essentially cover just about everyone I know. :D
Any 3D person who peruses eBay is familiar with the type of "nudie" 3D slides of that era. Because of his Hollywood connections, the beauty of Lloyds models stand very well above the standard stuff (in what other 3D collection can Betty Page seem only second-string?). Some of these girls were actually established, professional LA models who never posed nude for anyone else.
Lloyd's artistic sense also shines through, and the props, settings, color, composition and depth rise above nearly all the others in the genre. The book design itself is also a treat (and interesting to actually read!)
Ignore the complaints. Virtually any anaglyph book I've seen came with inferior glasses. Any dedicated 3Der who actually minds the glasses is also likely to have a good, substitute pair on hand. Registration mistakes are uncommon only in the more exclusive, pricey 3D portfolio books - which this book doesn't pretend to be. While I'd love to eventually see a well-made, high-end, dual image book, this is still worthwhile for any 3D, glamour or retro fan, especially at the low prices offered.
(Honestly, I've seen better in TV Guide.)
I'm a stereo aficianado, and was quite disappointed that none of the original stereo photos were included.
Also, not all of the photos were 3-D, and I found it quite annoying to be putting on and taking off the glasses every third page or so.