Producer, William Cameron Menzies, was born on Jul 29, 1896 in New Haven, CT. Cameron Menzies died at the age of 60 on Mar 5, 1957 in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and was laid to rest in Forest Lawn (Glendale) Cemetery in Glendale, CA.
HONORS and AWARDS:.
William Cameron Menzies was nominated for two Academy Awards, winning one for Best Art Direction for The Dove in 1927/28. He also won one Honorary Award in 1939 for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone with the Wind.
|1927/28||Best Art Direction||The Dove (1927)||N/A||Won|
|1928/29||Best Art Direction||Alibi (1929)||N/A||Nominated|
Academy Awards (Honorary Oscars)
|1939||Special Award||for outstanding achievement in the use of color for the enhancement of dramatic mood in the production of Gone with the Wind|
Invaders from Mars (1953, )on Sep 13, 2013 From The Stop Button
About halfway through Invaders from Mars, the army mobilizes to come to the aid of the protagonists (who have discovered an alien invasion). These mobilization scenes are all stock footage–later tank footage is stock too–but director Menzies uses it for a long time, like an actual scene.... Read full article
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