The reason why the room was pink was because on black and white film, hues of red become dark shades of black. Pink is the perfect balance to give it that dark creepy grey.
A related fun fact: while old black and white film was under-sensitive to reds, it was correspondingly over-sensitive to greens. Actors whose characters were meant to have unnaturally pale complexions - like Morticia Addams - would often take advantage of this by wearing makeup with a green base tint in order to make their faces “pop”. This is where the modern trope of cartoon vampires having green skin comes from.
Ok. I wanna cry, because I just saw this for the first time. Sharing this to you all, the short video clip of the July 4, 1946 celebration at Luneta, Manila, Philippines inaugurating the United States’ recognition of the independence of the Philippines. Seen here is Gen. Douglas MacArthur and U.S. High Commissioner Paul McNutt. There is even a rare scene in the video of the Philippine flag being raised and the American flag being lowered down. That same flagpole where the flag was raised was the same flagpole—known as the Independence Flagpole—in front of the Rizal monument, facing Manila Bay. The grandstand we see here where the people sat, was a temporary one set up between the Independence Flagpole and the Rizal monument.
When you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all… Grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker. And so much madder. And so much better.
"This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals—sounds that say listen to this, it is important.” - Gary Provost