I don't really know where to post this new information I just discovered, but thought some here might find it interesting.
According to an article about higher frame rates in the just-released Widescreen Review
"Early in its development, Cinerama was conceived to offer even higher frame rates than 24fps...
Ultimately though, the producers were only able to achieve a higher frame rate of 26fps for the
last two Cinerama features: Windjammer and How the West Was Won."
(I thought Windjammer wasn't a Cinerama feature and How the West Was Won was shot at
24fps - whereas all the Cinerama travelogues were shot at 26.)
More "information" from the same article:
"Stanley Kubrick would have preferred to film all of 2001: A Space Odyssey in 70mm, but budget
constraints only allowed for the special effects shots to be photographed using the larger film format."
The article also references Cinerama screens up to 155 feet wide! Where were these?
Any comments? Sad - as I remember early issues of this magazine had fairly informative and reasonably
factual articles about similar topics (e.g. The Roadshow Experience).