Russian born , Eugene Lourie started his scenic artist career at France. He soon became art director, and got in contact with Paul Minine and Nicolas Wilkie art directors specialized on building miniatures.
He became familiar with the use of foreground miniatures and forced perspective tricks from his early films in France.
1. Hanging miniature for the movie “The adventures of captain Fabian” (William Marshall, 1951)
2. For the movie “A crack in the world” (Andrew Marton, 1965). Eugene Lourie with a miniature of the ceiling.The miniature was built by Spanish constructor Francisco Prosper and Charles Henri Assola, a French miniature maker who worked with Lourie on many films.