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L.B. Abbott's Special Effects - presentation copy  

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Special Effects: Wire Tape and Rubber Band Styles - presentation copy

Abbott, L. B.


ASC Press



241, [4] pp. Profusely illustrated from color and b&w photographs. (4to), green cloth lettered in gilt, pictorial dust jacket. First Edition. 

Signed and inscribed by Abbott on the front free endpaper to film editor and director Elmo Williams. Engrossing volume by the Hollywood special effects legend, with wonderful color photos from the sets of such films as The Day The Earth Stood Still, Logan's Run, Fantastic Voyage, Cleopatra, and other classics. Rare inscribed presentation copy.

Lenwood Ballard "Bill" Abbott, A.S.C. also known as L. B. Abbott was a special effects expert, cinematographer and cameraman. He became the head of the Special Effects Department at 20th Century Fox in 1957, a post he held until retirement in 1970. Elmo Williams was an American film and television editor, producer, director and executive. His work on the film High Noon received the Academy Award for Best Film Editing.

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Light edgewear to jacket; else fine.

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