No photo available. Represent E. Preston Ames? Add or change photos at IMDbPro
Down 112,950 this week

E. Preston Ames (1906–1983)

E. Preston Ames was born on June 15, 1906 in San Mateo, California, USA as Edgar Preston Ames. He was an art director and production designer, known for An American in Paris (1951), Gigi (1958) and Earthquake (1974). He died on July 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. See full bio »

Did Rainn Wilson Invent Beer Pong Bingo?

Before "The Office," star Rainn Wilson had a different type of workplace comedy in mind. Presented by "Star Trek: Discovery."

Watch the new series "UnMade"

Related News

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Prime Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 6663 people
created 04 Feb 2016
a list of 423 people
created 06 Feb 2012
a list of 877 people
created 9 months ago

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of E. Preston Ames's work have you seen?

User Polls

Won 2 Oscars. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

An American in Paris Art Director
Gigi Art Director
Earthquake Art Director
Airport Art Director


Hide Hide Show Show Art director (61 credits)
 1983 Bare Essence (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Hour Two (1983) ... (as Preston Ames)
- Hour One (1983) ... (as Preston Ames)
 1982 Bare Essence (TV Movie)
 1978 The Cat from Outer Space (as Preston Ames)
 1978 A Family Upside Down (TV Movie)
 1977 Logan's Run (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Logan's Run (1977) ... (as Preston Ames)
 1976 Woman of the Year (TV Movie)
 1975 The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Movie)
 1975 Babe (TV Movie) (as Preston Ames)
 1975 Rooster Cogburn (as Preston Ames)
 1975 The Prisoner of Second Avenue (as Preston Ames)
 1974 Earthquake
 1973 The Don Is Dead (as Preston Ames)
 1971-1972 Bonanza (TV Series) (10 episodes)
- One Ace Too Many (1972) ... (as Preston Ames)
- Search in Limbo (1972) ... (as Preston Ames)
- Frenzy (1972)
 1971 Pretty Maids All in a Row (as Preston Ames)
 1970 Brewster McCloud (as Preston Ames)
 1970 The Strawberry Statement (as Preston Ames)
 1970 Airport
 1968 Live a Little, Love a Little (as Preston Ames)
 1968 The Impossible Years (as Preston Ames)
 1966 Penelope (as Preston Ames)
 1966 Made in Paris (as Preston Ames)
 1965-1966 Combat! (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Retribution (1966) ... (as Preston Ames)
- The Raider (1965) ... (as Preston Ames)
 1964 Quick, Before It Melts (as Preston Ames)
 1964 The Unsinkable Molly Brown (as Preston Ames)
 1964 A Global Affair (as Preston Ames)
 1963 It Happened at the World's Fair (as Preston Ames)
 1962 Billy Rose's Jumbo (as Preston Ames)
 1962 All Fall Down (as Preston Ames)
 1961 The Honeymoon Machine (as Preston Ames)
 1961 Wild in the Country (as Preston Ames)
 1960 Where the Boys Are (as Preston Ames)
 1960 Bells Are Ringing (as Preston Ames)
 1960 Home from the Hill (as Preston Ames)
 1959 The Big Operator (as Preston Ames)
 1959 Green Mansions (as Preston Ames)
 1958 Gigi (as Preston Ames)
 1956 Lust for Life (as Preston Ames)
 1956 These Wilder Years (as Preston Ames)
 1955 Kismet (as Preston Ames)
 1955 The Cobweb
 1954 Brigadoon (as Preston Ames)
 1953 Torch Song
 1953 The Band Wagon (as Preston Ames)
 1953 The Story of Three Loves (as Preston Ames)
 1951 An American in Paris (as Preston Ames)
 1950 Two Weeks with Love (as Preston Ames)
 1950 Crisis (as Preston Ames)
 1950 The Outriders (as Preston Ames)
 1949 The Doctor and the Girl (as Preston Ames)
 1949 That Midnight Kiss (as Preston Ames)
 1948 Big City (as Preston Ames)
 1948 Three Daring Daughters (as Preston Ames)
 1946 The Show-Off (as Preston Ames)
 1946 Lady in the Lake (as Preston Ames)
 1946 No Leave, No Love (as Preston Ames)
 1945 She Went to the Races (as Preston Ames)
 1944 Blonde Fever (as Preston Ames)
 1944 Kismet (uncredited)
Show Show Production designer (7 credits)
Show Show Art department (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)

Personal Details

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Preston Ames

Did You Know?


Did his best work for the director Vincente Minnelli at MGM. See more »

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Recently Viewed