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Todd-AO Conference 1954 at American Optical Company Research Center

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Written by: Brian O'Brien, Jr. (posthumously) Date: 05.06.2014
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Regarding the Research Center picture from left to right is:

• Skyler Sanford: An assistant cameraman and pushy union goon
• Bob Surtees: Director of Photography on "Oklahoma!"
• Brian O'Brien, Jr.
• Peeking out from behind me: I don't know
•
Walter Siegmund: Back row looking much younger
• Ear & back of head behind Mike: I think that is Henry Cole
• Mike Todd
• Steve Macnielle: Tall in back row behind Mike - Assistant Lab Director
• Fred Zinneman: Director of "Oklahoma!"
• Art Miller: Hiding behind Fred--Head of our printing lab
• Next to Art in back row: I don't know
• My Father, Brian O'Brien: Director of Research for AO
• Oscar Hammerstein: Front row
• Hiding behind Oscar: I don't know
• Arthur Hornblow: Supposedly Producer of "Oklahoma!". Slept through most meetings, and Oscar did most of the producing
 
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