Cedric Gibbons
Art director, set decorator
Cedric Gibbons
Austin Cedric Gibbons was an Irish American art director and production designer who was one of the most important and influential in the field in the history of American film. He also made a great impact on motion picture theater architecture through the 1930s to 1950s, the period considered the golden-era of theater architecture. He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.
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Best Mexican Film Directors - Screen Junkies
Google News - over 5 years
Thanks to his close friendship with Dolores del Rio, the female star in many of his movies, Fernandez had the chance to get close to her husband, Cedric Gibbons, the official designer of the original Academy Award. Gibbons offered Emilio to model nude
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Dolores del Río es recordada en muestra fotográfica en México - Informador.com.mx
Google News - over 5 years
Después se casó con el escenógrafo Cedric Gibbons y se convirtió en una celebridad internacional. Aunque su primer filme fue "Joanna" (1925), "Ramona" (1928) fue la película que la convirtió en una estrella del Séptimo Arte. Durante los 20 y 30 era muy
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Joe Roth Sells Historic Home to Hollywood Power Couple (Exclusive) - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The Kingman Avenue residence, designed by famed Hollywood art director Cedric Gibbons, is changing hands in the mid-$9 million range, say sources with knowledge of the deal, which is expected to close in the next few weeks. The deal comes on the heels
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Gil Parrondo cumple noventa - ABC.es
Google News - over 5 years
Cabañaquinta entonces era un pueblecito como diseñado por Cedric Gibbons para una producción B de la Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Muy tranquilo, con pocos habitantes, en mitad de la nada, pero con un tesoro más valioso que el de las minas del Rey Salomón: un
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DVD Extra: Lost 'Flight' surfaces after 78 years - New York Post (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
This is an elaborate MGM production, though, with glamorous photography of the ladies by Oliver T. Marsh, exemplary art direction by Alexander Toluboff (Cedric Gibbons was off directing "Tarzan and His Mate'') and one of Herbert Stothart's best scores
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Cinquant'anni senza Cary Cooper, il «volto buono» dell'America - il Giornale
Google News - almost 6 years
Cooper nel 1933 sposò Veronica Balfe, un'esponente dell'alta società newyorkese nonché nipote dello scenografo Cedric Gibbons, che aveva lavorato brevemente come attrice sotto il nome di Sandra Shaw. Ebbero una figlia, Maria, nata nel 1937
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El vaquero con alma de conquistador - El Correo Digital (Álava)
Google News - almost 6 years
A pesar de la fama de mujeriego que jamás dejó de alimentar, Cooper se había casado en 1934 con Veronica 'Rocky' Balfe (Sandra Shaw), sobrina del director artístico Cedric Gibbons, el hombre que diseñó el Oscar y que el actor obtuvo por vez primera por
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New to Market - Curbed SF
Google News - almost 6 years
With the Cedric Gibbons-Dolores del Rio estate off the market, we need a new property to pin our lottery-winning fantasies on, and the Van Griffith estate looks like it will fit the bill nicely--we can't resist a joint with a speakeasy
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1929年5月16日,首届奥斯卡金像奖颁奖典礼 - 新浪网
Google News - almost 6 years
米高梅电影公司的艺术总监塞德里克·吉邦斯(Cedric Gibbons)负责设计了这个现在世界知名的小金人:一个手持宝剑站立在电影胶片卷轴上的骑士。胶片卷轴上的5根辐条代表美国电影艺术与科学学院最初的5个分支:演员、编
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Gary Cooper, el cazador en su intimidad - La Rioja
Google News - almost 6 years
Sí, a pesar de la fama de mujeriego que jamás dejó de alimentar, Gary se había casado en 1934 con Veronica 'Rocky' Balfe (Sandra Shaw), sobrina del director artístico Cedric Gibbons, el hombre que diseñó el Oscar y que el actor obtuvo por vez primera
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Playing it smart at home - Cumberland Courier Newspapers
Google News - almost 6 years
“Ploughing through many architectural books and publications led me to the iconic Hollywood house built by Cedric Gibbons (MGM Art Director) in Santa Monica,California, for his wife Delores Del Rio,” Ms Noronho said. But Hollywood aside, The Villa Del
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A setenta años del nacimiento de un mito del cine - Noti Fe
Google News - almost 6 years
Hablamos de una hembra adorada con devoción por el star system americano, atenazada por Cedric Gibbons, director artístico de la Metro Goldwyn Mayer, quien la inyectó en la industria como un veneno irresistible y ponzoñoso, y con quien finalmente se
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DVDS; The Music Men: Minnelli & Co.
NYTimes - almost 8 years
THERE are musical films and then there are films based on musicals, a distinction driven home by a new batch of movies released on the high-definition Blu-ray format. Joshua Logan's 1958 ''South Pacific'' is the big screen version (in fact very big screen, more on which below) of the Richard Rodgers-Oscar Hammerstein II musical that opened on
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The Listings
NYTimes - over 8 years
'BRIGADOON' To find Brigadoon, it seems, you must move backward. That's what the director Vincente Minnelli and the cinematographer Joseph Ruttenberg did for MGM's ''Brigadoon.'' First they shot the discovery scene as a clear view of a village nestled in a valley and then pumped in fog to cover it over. Finally they projected the sequence in
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CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK; What's in a Name? Winds of Change at Studios
NYTimes - over 12 years
In 1919 the four most powerful figures in American filmmaking -- Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and D.W. Griffith -- came together to found their own distribution company, which they called United Artists. The lunatics have taken over the asylum, the producer Richard Rowland remarked, a quip that has continued to make life easier
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FILM/DVD; Tarzan and Jane On the Trail To the Suburbs
NYTimes - over 12 years
IN 1932, Irving Thalberg cast the former Olympic swimming champion Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan and the willowy Irish beauty Maureen O'Sullivan as Jane in ''Tarzan the Ape Man,'' and one of Hollywood's most memorable screen couples was born. There would be five more Weissmuller-O'Sullivan films before MGM terminated the series in 1942 (at which
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SITE PACIFIC
NYTimes - almost 13 years
Southern California is full of enclaves -- Palm Springs, Pasadena and Silver Lake in Los Angeles -- where progressive architecture has flourished. Another one of those spots, Santa Monica Canyon, meanders downhill from the west end of Sunset Boulevard and empties into wide, sandy Will Rogers State Beach, just north of Santa Monica itself. Since the
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The Actors Who Reflect the Stars
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Fifty-two years ago, George Sanders won the best supporting actor Oscar for ''All About Eve,'' playing a now defunct type: the Gotham arbiter of theatrical taste. In the picture's first few minutes he advises the audience: ''The Sarah Siddons Award for Distinguished Achievement is perhaps unknown to you. It has been spared the sensational and
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1960
    Age 66
    Died on July 26, 1960.
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  • 1956
    Age 62
    He retired in 1956 with about 1,500 films credited to him: however, his contract with MGM dictated that he receive credit as art director for every MGM film released in the United States, even though other designers may have done the bulk of the work.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1941
    Age 47
    They divorced in 1941; three years later he married actress Hazel Brooks with whom he remained until his death at the age of 67.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1930
    Age 36
    In 1930, Gibbons married actress Dolores del Río and co-designed their house in Santa Monica, an intricate Art Deco residence influenced by Rudolf Schindler.
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  • 1929
    Age 35
    The iconic Oscar statuettes that he designed, which were first awarded in 1929, are still being awarded to winners at Oscars Awards ceremonies each year.
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  • 1928
    Age 34
    Gibbons was one of the original 36 founding members of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and oversaw the design of the Academy Awards statuette in 1928, a trophy for which he himself would be nominated 39 times, winning 11.
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    He is credited as the designer of the Oscar statuette in 1928.
    More Details Hide Details He was nominated 38 times for the Academy Award for Best Production Design and won the Oscar 11 times.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1918
    Age 24
    But, after this first foray, the studio closed, and he signed with Samuel Goldwyn in 1918.
    More Details Hide Details This evolved to working for Louis B. Mayer at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer from 1924 to 1956.
  • 1915
    Age 21
    Gibbons was born in Dublin, Ireland and studied at the Art Students League of New York and worked for his architect father. While at Edison Studios from 1915, he first designed a set for a film released in 1919, assisting Hugo Ballin.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1893
    Born
    Born on March 23, 1893.
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