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Art Director Ray Markham says "hi to all who worked at APC from 1960 TO 1966."  Ray provided a 1963 APC Studio Directory that added a lot of names and job titles to the Personnel Roster.  He also provided some photos listed under Images of APC: European Street, Beyond the Call, Late 1940s set, Animation Department, Survivor Set, and Celeste Holm., as well as some excellent views of work on the Main Stage in 1959.

Wow!  What a web site.  So much information.  I need to know if you would like to include some of the civilian workers that I worked with from 1960 to 1966.  (YES!)  I have a studio telephone directory from 1963.

As for me, I was one of the two art directors.  A few people like Fred Hemehead of Scenic & Paint Department and Wally Ketchum (painter) worked in vaudeville, Broadway, feature films, APC.  The supervising art director worked to Cosmopolitan Pictures (Hearst) a long time ago. 

Well, I will write more details later when I hear from you.

I moved back to my home in '66 (Hollywood), and after many movies later was the art director on "Knots Landing" (for 14 years.)

- Ray Markham

Posted December 11, 2002

Ray added:

When I went to work for APC, I was 26 years old.  I was the associate art director for two years.  Then my boss retired, and I was made "art director in charge."  I then hired someone to be associate art director.

One day, as the boss, I realized that the guy I hired as about 15 years older than me.  Then I began looking a litt more carefully at the other supervisors.  I shocked myself by realizing I was the youngest supervisor there.  As I recall, the closest supervisor to my age was 43 years old.  I can't count the number of times people came into the Art Department and started taling to the older guy at a drafting table, and he had to direct the person to me at the other drafting table.  It's only human nature.

Posted July 27, 2003