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
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