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Cedric Gibbons


Who is Cedric Gibbons?

Cedric Gibbons: Austin Cedric Gibbons was an Irish art director and production designer for the film industry. He also made a significant contribution to motion picture theater architecture from the 1930s to 1950s. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Sports Films (2010)

by K Edgington, Thomas Erskine, James M. Welsh

ART DIRECTION: Cedric Gibbons, Urie McCleary. COSTUME DESIGN: Irene (women), ...

Google previewGold: A Cultural Encyclopedia (2011)

A Cultural Encyclopedia by Shannon L. Kenny

The trophies for the Academy of Merit award were designed by MGM art director Cedric Gibbons, who created a stylized art deco image of a sleek knight holding a crusader's sword in both hands that rested on a base consisting of a film reel with five spokes to represent the Illustration of an Oscar statuette awarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. (Connie Larsen/ five original branches of the academy—actors, writers, director, producers, and.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Motion Picture Sound (2001)

by Marty McGee

Lasky Associate Producer; Joe Pasternak Producer; Johnny Green Original Music; Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematography; Gene Ruggiero Film Editor; Cedric Gibbons, Gabriel Scognamillo Art Directors; Edwin B. Willis Set Decorator; Helen Rose, Gile Steele Costume Designers; William J. Tuttle Makeup Artist; Sydney Guilaro› Hair Stylist; Warren Newcombe Special E›ects; Peter Herman Adler Stager, ...

Google previewThe Routledge Encyclopedia of Films (2014)

by Sabine Haenni, Sarah Barrow, John White

Art Directors: Randall Duell, Cedric Gibbons. Set Decoration: Jacques Mapes, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Design (2016)

by Jonathan Woodham

Pivotal in this were the highly glamorous sets overseen by art directors such as Cedric Gibbons of MGM (including Our Dancing Daughters, 1928, Our Modern Maidens, 1929, ...

Google previewMovies in American History: An Encyclopedia [3 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia by Philip C. DiMare

The statuette universally known as Oscar was designed by MGM's art director Cedric Gibbons and created by sculptor George Stanley. At first the award was sketched as a knight holding a double-edged sword standing on a reel of film with five holes in the base. These five holes represented the industry's original branches: producers, writers, directors, actors, and technicians. The statuette and the base have since been streamlined, but as cast the statue remains 92.5 percent tin and ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film (2016)

by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca

Cathcart, Cedric Gibbons; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis; coStumeS: Helen Rose, Valles; makeup/hair ...

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