Tuesday, January 12, 1960: Smell-O-Vision

The movie "Scent of Mystery" premieres, employing a gimmick called Smell-O-Vision, where certain smells were released during corresponding onscreen moments (via tubes under each seat). The setup was expensive, the film was a flop, and no other movies were made using Smell-O-Vision. Said comedian Henny Youngman: "I didn't understand the picture. I had a cold." At left is "Scent" producer Mike Todd Jr. with Hans Laube, who developed the technique.

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