William Cameron Menzies

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William Cameron Menzies (July 29, 1896 – March 5, 1957) was an American film production designer (a job title he invented)[1] and art director as well as a film director and producer during a career spanning five decades. He began his career during the silent era, and later pioneered the use of color in film for dramatic effect.

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William Cameron Menzies
William Cameron Menzies in 1925
Born(1896-07-29)July 29, 1896
DiedMarch 5, 1957(1957-03-05) (aged 60)
EducationYale University, University of Edinburgh
Occupation(s)Production designer, film director
Years active1917–1956
AwardsBest Art Direction
1928 The Dove ; Tempest
Academy Honorary Award
1939 Gone with the Wind

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