Oral Histories

Interview of Ray Rennahan

Cinematographer and winner of Academy Award winner for Gone with the Wind and Blood and Sand.
Subtitle:
Filming of “Duel in the Sun”: Recollections of Ray Rennahan, Lee Garmes, and King Vidor
Series:
Oral History of the Motion Picture in America
Topic:
Film and Television
Interviewer:
Ursini, James
Interviewee:
Rennahan, Ray
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Length:
4 hrs.
Language:
English
Copyright:
Interviewee Retained Copyright
Series Statement:
These interviews with prominent individuals in the motion picture industry were completed under a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Film Institute to the UCLA Department of Theater Arts. The project was directed by Howard Suber, UCLA Department of Theater Arts. The UCLA Oral History Program provided technical advice but was not involved in respondent selection, research participation, research preparation, interviewing, editing, or transcript preparation.
Abstract:
Ray Rennahan: Technicolor representative on Duel in the Sun; David O. Selznick's direction during filming; work with William Cameron Menzies on Gone with the Wind and For Whom the Bell Tolls; use of hues and tints in photography; projected color photography; King Vidor's work on Duel; filming on Irvine Ranch; flesh tones in color photography; color photography in television; censorship and the Hays Office; Jack Cosgrov and Clarence Slifer working with Selznick; Natalie Kalmus, set dressing, and color costumes on Technicolor films; working with Lillian Gish, Lionel Barrymore, Jennifer Jones, and Gregory Peck.