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In this paper I intend to consider Maude Adams as an example of the intermedial influences on colour in cinema in the early decades of the twentieth century and in particular the 1920s. Adams’s work provides an example of how technological and aesthetic developments in the theatre influenced work on colour in cinema, from the sharing of colour theories and technology to the participation of individuals from the theatre world in colour film production. In the second part of my paper I will consider why Adams became interested in lighting and colour cinema despite her limited technical knowledge. I will argue that Maude’s specialism can be linked to contemporary discourses relating to women and colour.