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Robert Nelson (II) (1930–2012)

Robert Nelson was born on March 1, 1930 in San Francisco, California, USA. He was a director and writer, known for Oh Dem Watermelons (1965), Bleu Shut (1971) and War Is Hell (1968). He was married to Gunvor Nelson. He died on January 9, 2012 in Laytonville, California. See full bio »

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 1971 Bleu Shut (Short)
 1968 War Is Hell (Short)
 1967 Grateful Dead (Short)
 1967 The Great Blondino (Short)
 1965 Oh Dem Watermelons (Short)
 1963 King Ubu (Short)
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 1971 Bleu Shut (Short)
 1968 War Is Hell (Short) (writer)
 1965 Oh Dem Watermelons (Short)
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 1971 Bleu Shut (Short)
 1968 War Is Hell (Short)
 1965 Oh Dem Watermelons (Short)
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 1971 Bleu Shut (Short)
 1965 Oh Dem Watermelons (Short)
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 1968 War Is Hell (Short) (producer)
 1965 Oh Dem Watermelons (Short) (producer)
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 1967 The Off-Handed Jape... & How to Pull It Off (Short)
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 2006 Kinomagazin (TV Series documentary)

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The artists I knew at that time felt pretty genuinely that if the process got too heavy or ponderous or worried, if you weren't having a good time at least part of the time, something was wrong. We were bent on having a good time. See more »


He studied painting at the San Francisco Art Institute (formerly known as the California School of Fine Arts) in San Francisco, California and at Mills College in Berkeley, California. He was trained as a painter when he became active in the San Francisco arts scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s. He began making movies with other painters, William T. Wiley and William Allan, the San Francisco... See more »

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