Lyle R. Wheeler

Lyle R. Wheeler

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Lyle Reynolds Wheeler, (b. February 2, 1905 in Woburn, Massachusetts, USA. d. January 10, 1990 in Woodland Hills, California, USA), was an Academy Award-winning American motion picture art director. Wheeler studied at the University of Southern California, then worked as a magazine artist and industrial designer. In 1936 he was hired by David O. Selznick to work as a set designer for Selznick's motion picture production company. Wheeler proved to be a creative genius when it came to designing quality sets at reasonable costs and was very much in demand in the industry. In a career spanning forty years, Wheeler created sets for more than three hundred and fifty motion pictures, many of which are considered film classics. His credits include A Star is Born, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, State Fair, The Dolly Sisters, Forever Amber, The Fan, The Pride of St. Louis, The Seven Year Itch, and Carousel. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction twenty-nine times, winning five. In 1951, he was nominated for four different films, three in 1952 and twice for two films in one year.show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 181g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6134956716
  • 9786134956710