A 1940s Documentary About the Science of Light

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

White Magic, a Chevrolet-sponsored instructional film, explains ultraviolet and infrared light, before hyping the car company's new headlights. Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive, the film was produced by the Jam Handy Organization

For more films from the Prelinger Archive, visit http://www.archive.org/details/prelinger.

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