Lou Lichtenfield

Biography:
Lou Lichtenfield started as a matte artist at the late 30´s on “Gone with the wing” (1939) after II World war he worked at FX department for Columbia, MGM, and later headed the Warner Bros effects facility having responsibilty for all photographic effects.
He created effects for: “The Fountainhead” (1949) “An American in Paris”(1951) ,“Helen of Troy” (1956), “King Kong” (1976) and “Flash Gordon” (1980). He got an Oscar nomination for “The Spirit of Saint Louis” (1957)

 

 

Filmography:

- Never says never again (1984)(matte painter)
- Flash Gordon (1980) (matte painter)
- King Kong (1976) (matte artist) (as Lou Lichtenfield)
- Helen of Troy (1956) (special photographic effects)
- No Time for Sergeants (1958) (special effects)
- Spirit of St. Louis, The (1957) (special effects)
- An American in Paris”(1951) (matte painter)
- The flame and the arrow (1950) (matte painting)
- The Fountainhead” (1949) (matte painter)
- Mighty Joe young (1948) (matte painter)
- Gone with the wind(1939) ( matte assistant)