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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
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'''Technical Information'''
 
* [http://www.kodak.com/motion/support/technical_information/lab_tools_and_techniques/laboratory_aim_density_lad/default.htm Kodak's LAD test images]
 
* [http://www.kodak.com/motion/support/technical_information/lab_tools_and_techniques/laboratory_aim_density_lad/default.htm Kodak's LAD test images]
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'''Collections and Projects'''
 
* [http://www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org/projects/leaderladies/ Chicago Film Society Leader Lady Project], same project on [https://www.facebook.com/leaderladies?ref=hl/  Facebook] and [https://www.instagram.com/leaderladies/ Instagram]
 
* [http://www.northwestchicagofilmsociety.org/projects/leaderladies/ Chicago Film Society Leader Lady Project], same project on [https://www.facebook.com/leaderladies?ref=hl/  Facebook] and [https://www.instagram.com/leaderladies/ Instagram]
 
* [https://archive.org/details/leaderladies/LeaderLady_from_loscincohermanoschinos.mov/ Internet Archive collection of Leader Ladies in motion]
 
* [https://archive.org/details/leaderladies/LeaderLady_from_loscincohermanoschinos.mov/ Internet Archive collection of Leader Ladies in motion]
 
* [http://www.lostleaders.ca/examples A Similar project about countdown leader]
 
* [http://www.lostleaders.ca/examples A Similar project about countdown leader]
 
* The [http://www.movingimagearchivenews.org/china-girls-leading-ladies-actual-women/ Moving Image Archive] discusses various China Girl exhibitions and projects.  
 
* The [http://www.movingimagearchivenews.org/china-girls-leading-ladies-actual-women/ Moving Image Archive] discusses various China Girl exhibitions and projects.  
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'''Videos'''
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nVBDX3P5TY/ Short film from the Harvard Film Archive featuring various leader ladies]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nVBDX3P5TY/ Short film from the Harvard Film Archive featuring various leader ladies]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMz451tHzKg/ Short film made in 1975 by film lab staff at Colorfilm]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMz451tHzKg/ Short film made in 1975 by film lab staff at Colorfilm]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea-zdydsnZA&feature=youtu.be/ Short film by John Heyn]
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea-zdydsnZA&feature=youtu.be/ Short film by John Heyn]
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* [https://archive.org/details/The_Electric-Film_Format_Acid_Test_1990/ The Electric Film Format Acid Test]
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'''Articles'''
 
* [http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-forgotten-china-girls-hidden-at-the-beginning-of-old-films/ Atlas Obscura piece about China Girls]
 
* [http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-forgotten-china-girls-hidden-at-the-beginning-of-old-films/ Atlas Obscura piece about China Girls]
 
* [http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/06/miss-color-tv/396266/ Atlantic article on the history of models used in color television calibration.]
 
* [http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/06/miss-color-tv/396266/ Atlantic article on the history of models used in color television calibration.]
 
* [https://www.colorlines.com/articles/icymi-vox-explored-color-film-and-what-it-does-dark-skin Racial bias in the history of color film]
 
* [https://www.colorlines.com/articles/icymi-vox-explored-color-film-and-what-it-does-dark-skin Racial bias in the history of color film]
 
* [https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/color-goes-electric/#title-page/ ''Color Goes Electric'']
 
* [https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/contents/color-goes-electric/#title-page/ ''Color Goes Electric'']
* Wikipedia: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/China_Girl_%28film_term%29 China Girl (film term)]
 
 
* [http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/OCTO_a_00228#.V9h__rWUiHo ''China Girls on the Margin of Film''] by Genevieve Yue
 
* [http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1162/OCTO_a_00228#.V9h__rWUiHo ''China Girls on the Margin of Film''] by Genevieve Yue
  

Revision as of 09:03, 6 August 2020

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Leader ladies (also called china girls) are the photographs of (most often) women that sometimes appear in film countdown leader on prints of all gauges. Their images were used by film lab workers setting color timing or black and white density. Often appearing on exhibition prints but rarely seen on screen by an audience, images of leader ladies have long been collected by archivists, projectionists and film lab employees. The below links provide a more detailed history of leader ladies as well as various image galleries.


External Links

Technical Information

Collections and Projects

Videos

Articles

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