28 December 2008

Actress Shelley Duvall' Braids Her Hair For Coolness And Curlerless Curl'



Actress Shelley Duvall, age 27. (1976)

Title: Actress Shelley Duvall, portrait, 1976
Published caption: BRAIDED FOR SUMMER--Actress Shelley Duvall braids hair for coolness and curlerless curl.
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Publication date: May 10, 1976
Subjects: Duvall, Shelley, 1949-
Motion picture actors and actresses--California--Los Angeles
Portrait photographs
Genre: News photographs
Phys. descr.: 1 photograph : b&w negative ; 35 mm.
Source: Los Angeles Times photographic archive, UCLA Library. Copyright Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Creative Commons License This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
Photo ID: uclalat_1429_b776_283064A-1
Copyright contact: UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library Department of Special Collections, A1713 Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. E-mail: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988

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3 comments:

Ashley Pomeroy said...

That's a great picture. I was trying to work out which film was used - Kodak gave their films a four-digit number, which are summarised in this table here:
http://www.taphilo.com/photo/kodakfilmnumxref.shtml

I surmise, based on the age and the fact it is black and white, that it was Panatomic X, 5060, which is out of production but sounds great (the name alone sounds great).

Hillbilly said...

Yes, that's true. Pan-x was an extremely slow, extra-fine grain film, often used for specialty photography and technical work. It's asa was only 32.

Pro's followed in most situations by shooting 5062- Plus-X Pan film, (asa 125), and then 5063-Tri-X Pan film, (asa 400).

By the early 80s Tri-X was used by journalists almost exclusively, because of its speed in low-light situations, and because you could push it to 16oo asa, and shoot sports indoors, in the rain, at dusk you name it. It was very grainy, but it held up for reproduction in newspapers quite well. We used D-76 to process pushed Tri-X, at 800 or 1600 asa.

Thanks for your comment, and your visit.

Hillbilly said...

I think it's highly unlikely that this was shot on Pan-x 32 asa. My vote would be for 5062 Plus-x for this period of time and usage by newspapers.

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