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Ambitious Colorization Project Under Way

Oct 18, 2018  •  Post A Comment

A project that’s being called one of the most ambitious colorization projects in television history has just been expanded by Smithsonian Channel.

The channel announced plans today for the project as part of its “America in Color” series. The series returns for its second season on Sunday, Nov. 18.

“Season two dives even deeper into historical archives, private collections and home movies, digitizing over 23 miles of footage, in search of the people, places and moments — big and small — that helped define the 20th century,” Smithsonian Channel says in today’s announcement. “Through rare imagery of the birth of American traditions like the Girl Scouts and the first Indianapolis 500 to in-game footage of the infamous 1919 Black Sox World Series and even the legendary Rockefeller family’s own home movies, the series continues to use startlingly detailed restoration and colorization to bridge the decades and present history as it was lived — in color.”

Season two kicks off with “America in Color: Wild West.” Episodes on tap for later in the season include “Titans of Industry,” “Organized Crime,” “Playtime,” “American Royalty” and “Hollywood’s Golden Age.”

Click here for the schedule and details about each episode.

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