Photos copyright ©1953 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation and ©1954 Paramount Pictures Corporation.

Even with the photographic evidence in front of you, it's tough to decide which is the better system.
Actual studio publicity photos promoting their wide screen systems.
At left is actress Marla English with a wooden mockup of the yet to be completed Mitchell Elephant Ear VistaVision camera.
At right, a bit more recognizeable superstar Marilyn Monroe fondles a CinemaScope projection adapter lens.
And to think that there are people who complain to the Curator about our precious little usherettes!

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