One of the earliest examples of color motion picture has been unearthed in a mesmerizing film where actresses from the 1920s pose and preen in the exciting new medium. As Hollywood prepares for this year's Oscars, MailOnline is sharing the four-and-a-half minute clip that was discovered by Kodak at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography in Rochester, New York.
The fascinating find is a test of Kodachrome color motion picture film from 1922, a full 13 years before the first full length color feature film was released. The romantic clip takes us back to where the allure of the movies all began, and it is a pleasure to watch. The film comes complete with the flicker that gave old-time movies the nickname 'the flicks.' The effect is caused by variations in film speed thanks to the hand-cranked cameras that were used back then. Equally alluring are the women in the short film. Their fashions and make up define their time and the way they smile and flirt with the camera, posing and pouting, shows them to be true Hollywood gems.
Watch the film in the following player or in this link