A. Arnold Gillespie

Birthday:

10/14/1899

Place of birth:

El Paso, Texas, USA:

Biography:

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [Not to be confused with Arnold Gillespie, an Animator for Fleischer Studios, MGM and John Sutherland.] Albert Arnold "Buddy" Gillespie (October 14, 1899 – May 3, 1978) was an American cinema special effects artist. He was born on October 14, 1899 in El Paso, Texas. Gillespie joined MGM as a set designer in 1925, a year after it was founded. He was educated at Columbia University and the Arts Students League. His first project was the silent film Ben-Hur, released that same year. He worked at the studio in various capacities until 1962. In 1936, he became the head of MGM's Special Effects Department. He died on May 3, 1978 in Los Angeles, California.


Film Credits

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic (1990)
as Self (archive footage)
The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Visual Effects
How the West Was Won (1962)
Visual Effects
Atlantis: The Lost Continent (1961)
Special Effects
Ben-Hur (1959)
Visual Effects
North by Northwest (1959)
Special Effects
Green Mansions (1959)
Special Effects
The Opposite Sex (1956)
Special Effects
Gaby (1956)
Special Effects
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
Special Effects
Executive Suite (1954)
Special Effects
Bright Road (1953)
Special Effects
The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Special Effects
Talk About a Stranger (1952)
Special Effects
Inside Straight (1951)
Special Effects
Adam's Rib (1949)
Special Effects
The Kissing Bandit (1948)
Special Effects
Desire Me (1947)
Special Effects
Lady in the Lake (1946)
Special Effects
The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)
Special Effects
An American Romance (1944)
Special Effects
The Man from Down Under (1943)
Special Effects
Bataan (1943)
Special Effects
Comrade X (1940)
Special Effects
Boom Town (1940)
Special Effects
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Special Effects
Too Hot to Handle (1938)
Special Effects
Test Pilot (1938)
Special Effects
Captains Courageous (1937)
Art Direction
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
Art Direction
Operator 13 (1934)
Art Direction
Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
Art Direction
Laughing Boy (1934)
Art Direction
Night Flight (1933)
Special Effects
The Crowd (1928)
Settings
Buttons (1927)
Set Designer
Tell It to the Marines (1926)
Settings
Upstage (1926)
Art Direction
La Bohème (1926)
Settings
The Blackbird (1926)
Settings
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925)
Special Effects
Adam's Rib (1923)
Special Effects