Lou Lichtenfield arrived
in Hollywood at 1937, and begun as matte painter assistant
with Jack Cosgrove at Selznick Studios.
After the Secod World War, he started as a matte artist on MIGHTY JOE YOUNG, working at Warner Bros, Columbia and 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)
Louis Lichtenfield (left) dicussing a shot from "Helen of Troy" with assistant studio head Fuzzy Fuhrman.
- Never says never again (1984)(matte
- Flash Gordon (1980) (matte painter)
- King Kong (1976) (matte artist)
- Helen of Troy (1956) W.Bros(special photographic effects)
- No Time for Sergeants (1958) W.Bros(special
- Spirit of St. Louis, The (1957)W.Bros (special effects)
- The silver chalice (1954)W.Bros ( Special effects)
- An American in Paris (1951) MGM (matte painter)
- The flame and the arrow (1950) WBros. (matte painting)
- The Fountainhead (1949)W.Bros (matte painter)
- Mighty Joe young (1948) (matte painter)
- Gone with the wind (1939) Selznick (matte painting assistant)