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Arnold Gillespie | Buddy Gillespie
5' 9½" (1.77 m)
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[on filming 'San Francisco'] The big-theater-nightclub set for this picture, in which Miss McDonald warbled her lovely lyric soprano, occupied all of Stage 12 at MGM. There had been some argument about the destructive movement of an earthquake. I supported the 'horizontal' theory, while others insisted that it was the vertical 'rolling-ups-and-downs' which caused the damage. An expert from ...
Educated at Columbia University and the Art Students League in New York. Worked as assistant art director at Paramount, 1922-24; art director at MGM, 1924-36. Head of MGM special effects department, 1936-65. Often collaborated closely with noted art director Cedric Gibbons, beginning with 'Ben-Hur' in 1924.