ARC LAMP CONCEALED IN HAND MIMICS GLOW OF MATCH (May, 1924)
ARC LAMP CONCEALED IN HAND MIMICS GLOW OF MATCH
To give a realistic effect of the flare of a match suddenly illuminating the face of a moving-picture actor, a small electric arc
light has been made that is fitted into a case hidden in the hand. Darkness screens all wires and as the hands are cupped to form a wind shield, the apparatus cannot be detected. The powerful light shed by this small arc brings out the lines and shadows of the face far more effectively than would be possible with a match.