Actually, I'm just kidding. Todd-AO was one of the best film formats ever, a true 70mm, 30-frames-per-second process used on such great films as Oklahoma! and South Pacific. Only a handful of films were ever made in Todd-AO, in part because of Mike Todd's desire to place Todd-AO above standard movie fare -- he insisted that only top-of-the-line, major blockbuster films be shot in Todd-AO. He even demanded that popcorn not be sold at theatres showing Todd-AO films, to set them apart from the usual Saturday double features. These days, Todd-AO cameras and film are only used for special effects shots.

(And yes, the lighting isn't very good in this picture. What do you expect during an annular solar eclipse?)

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