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Linwood G. Dunn (1904–1998)

Linwood G. Dunn was born on December 27, 1904 in New York City, New York, USA as Linwood Gale Dunn. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963) and The Great Race (1965). He was married to Alice Dunn. He died on May 15, 1998 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

West Side Story
West Side Story Visual Effects
It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World
The Great Race
The Great Race Visual Effects
The Thing from Another World


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 1975 The Devil's Rain (special photographic effects)
 1970 Is It Always Right to Be Right? (Short) (special effects - as Lin Dunn)
 1970 Darling Lili (special photographic effects)
 1970 Airport (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey (background plates - uncredited)
 1966 Hawaii (special photographic effects)
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (special optical effects: Film Effects of Hollywood - as Linwood Dunn)
 1966 What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1965 The Great Race (photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1964 Circus World (consultant: special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1963 It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (photographic effects)
 1963 Shock Corridor (special optical effects - as Lynn Dunn)
 1961 West Side Story (photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1958 I Married a Woman (special photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1957 Forty Guns (optical effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1957 China Gate (special photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1956 The Conqueror (photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1953 The Sea Around Us (Documentary) (photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1952 Androcles and the Lion (special photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1952 One Minute to Zero (special photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1951 The Thing from Another World (special photographic effects - as Linwood Dunn)
 1949 Mighty Joe Young (optical photography - as Linwood Dunn)
 1947 Out of the Past (optical effects - uncredited)
 1946 Till the End of Time (optical effects - uncredited)
 1946 Without Reservations (transparency projection shots - uncredited)
 1946 Heartbeat (optical effects - uncredited)
 1946 The Falcon's Alibi (optical effects - uncredited)
 1946 Badman's Territory (optical effects - uncredited)
 1946 The Truth About Murder (special optical effects - uncredited)
 1945 Wanderer of the Wasteland (special optical effects - uncredited)
 1944 Girl Rush (special photographic effects - uncredited)
 1942 Cat People (photographic effects - uncredited)
 1941 Citizen Kane (optical effects - uncredited)
 1935 She (optical effects - uncredited)
 1934 Kentucky Kernels (optical effects - uncredited)
 1933 King Kong (optical photographer - uncredited)
 1932 The Most Dangerous Game (optical effects - uncredited)
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Alternate Names:

Linwood Dunn | Lin Dunn | Lynn Dunn

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In the first year of World War II, as the leading expert on optical printing, Eastman Kodak approached him about the need for optical printers in the photographic units of the armed forces. Together with his associate Cecil Love, he designed an optical printer that was built by the Acme Tool and Manufacturing Company of Burbank. This became the Acme-Dunn Optical Printer, the first commercially ... See more »

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