William Norman Lascelles Davidson

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Captain William Norman Lascelles Davidson (c.1871-c.1944) was an early experimenter in color cinematography.[1]


Between 1898 and 1906 Davidson spent around £3,000 trying to create a workable natural-color motion picture system. Although his work was unsuccessful, he influenced the people who developed Kinemacolor.


  1. ^ "William Norman Lascelles Davidson". Who's Who of Victorian Cinema. Retrieved 2007-10-31. Captain William Norman Lascelles Davidson, of the 4th Battalion The Kings (Liverpool) Regiment is a little-known experimenter in colour cinematography from the early years of cinema.