Re: [Frameworks] Two historical questions

From: Damon <>
Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2011 15:00:28 -0400

On Smith:

In the recent book from the Getty: Harry Smith: the Avant-Garde in
the American Vernacular, Rani Singh writes in his contribution "Harry
Smith, An Ethnographic Modernist" about Smith "volunteering" to do
library research for the program, and then in July of 1947 being
asked by Frank Stauffacher to travel to LA on the program's behalf.
Smith screened work with Art in Cinema in Oct. '47, Sept. '48, Feb.
'49, May '50, and Apr. '51. It is unclear from the essay how he
extricated himself from Art in Cinema, or which month he left San
Francisco, but Smith moved to New York City in sometime in 1951
(probably early) for he received a grant from the Guggenheim
Foundation in May of 1950 which would act as a partial financial
impetus to moving east.


On Jun 15, 2011, at 11:48 AM, Michael Betancourt wrote:

> I'm hoping someone can help me with two historical questions:
> (1) When did Harry Smith start working at Art In Cinema, and how
> long was he there?
> I am under the impression he had left by 1950, but don't know when
> he started.
> (2) John Whitney mentions working with Saul Bass on title
> sequences, but I know of only the Vertigo title. Which others, if
> any, did he work on? I know UPA did film titles, were they
> responsible for the animation of Bass's work?
> Odd questions, I know.
> Thanks for any help, on or off list.
> Michael Betancourt
> Savannah, GA USA
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