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Harold Lloyd's Hollywood Nudes in 3D! Hardcover – October 1, 2004
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I worked several years using stereo photos, I take stereo photos for hobby and I must say that the 3D photos in the book are bad formed and printed.
Often they are misalligned and the colours of the glasses "lens" don't match with the printed colours.
You may try to use green-red glasses, or perhaps it should be better if the two stereo photos were printed side by side (as in the "3D-Hollywood") and not so badly merged as in this book.
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.
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
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice pictures, glasses were like wearing a blindfold, looked at all the pics that were not 3D and then tossed the whole mess into the recycling bin.Published 8 months ago by Wayne W. Overbeck
Getting a piece of history that I didn't know existed, and finding out more about person, how cool is that. A rare item, becomes a great addition in a private library. Read morePublished on September 16, 2013 by Doug Micknass
I expected this book to be as good as Harold Lloyd's other 3D book (3D Hollywood). It was not.
This book uses 3D anaglyphs (viewed with 2 color glasses) instead of 3D parallel... Read more
I was dissapointed in this book as The stereo images on the whole were just not good enoughas,as well as being to few. Read morePublished on July 29, 2007 by Sheila M. Smith
this is a pretty good book,dig the pictures&the concept along with the storys.the texture of printing the pictures isn't done as well,but the inital pictures&whatnot are cool. Read morePublished on January 29, 2006 by MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD