The ASC Treasury of Visual Effects

The ASC Treasury of Visual Effects

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Hollywood, CA: American Society of Cinematographers, 1983. Approximately 8 3/4 x 11 1/4". First Edition. Illustrated dust jacket in near fine condition with minor rubbing, minor tape repair on the inside of the cover, and a small enclosed tear near the bottom of the front cover; Brick red cloth over boards, gilt lettering and design stamped crisply on cover and spine, inscribed by Turner on the front free endpaper "To Diane and Bernadette with very best wishes - any-body who loved good books is okay in my book! George E. Turner, Anaheim, 1984", original drawing of a dragon blowing smoke, hundreds of black and white photographs, original sales receipt laid in, in fine condition.

George E. Turner was the editor of American Cinematographer Magazine from 1986 to 1992. His career ranged from working as a reporter, writer, cartoonist, storyboard artist, and a special effects crew member. He had an encyclopedic knowledge of movies and was a great fan of "B" movies. He drew the original drawing in the front of the book for Diane Peterson, a well-known San Francisco Bay Area bookseller. Linwood G. Dunn was a pioneer of special effects and invented some of the technology for this area of film. He was the part of the effects team that created the original King Kong in 1933. From the front cover flap, this book is "A fascinating overview of the film industry's most mysterious and exciting art, the creation of special visual effects". Oversized, may require additional shipping.

American Society of Cinematographers
Dust Jacket , First Edition , Signed