Reagan Holograms Unveiled at His Presidential Library
Ronald Reagan's presidential library in Southern California unveiled three holograms of the former president yesterday that are now part of the experience for visitors.
In one hologram, Reagan is seen at a 1984 campaign stop waving to the crowd from on board a rail car as he says in audio from his real remarks, "We think we made a good beginning, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!"
In another hologram, Reagan is seen talking from inside the Oval Office, and in the third he's in riding pants and carrying a lasso next to his dog at his ranch.
The holograms will be seen in a specially-designed room that's the first stop for visitors. They were created using a silicone cast of Reagan's head that was photographed from many angles with the image then digitally placed on the body of an actor. Computers control specific movements of the image's face.
The library worked with Hologram USA, the same company that has created holograms of singers including Michael Jackson, Billie Holiday and Roy Orbison that "performed" on stage.