Original autograph letter signed from cinematographer Edwin B. DuPar to production manager Robert B. McIntyre, October 1, 1934

N.p. N.p., 1934. Vintage autograph letter signed from cinematographer and director Edwin B. DuPar (signed E.B. DuPar) to production manager and casting director Robert B. McIntyre, on Vitaphone Corporation (a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Pictures) letterhead, dated October 1, 1934. Written on the recto and the verso.

The letter is in regards to night shots of New York City taken by DuPar and shipped to McIntyre, at the request of a "Mr. Bovee" (who we have been unable to identify). DuPar notes that he has shipped "3000 ft. of exposed neg - of N.Y. night shots," and goes on to note that the shots lack lit-up windows due to the time of year taken, and suggests night shots be taken in November, "when it gets dark at 4:30 pm, then everyone is still working and the offices are lit up bright," as opposed to the supplied shots taken in October when "it gets dark at 7 pm and eveyone is out of the office ...." He also notes a long shot requested from the top of the RCA building, and that he has taken "5 or 6 shots from the roof of the Times Square Bldg," which were made "about 20 minutes apart so you could show a lapse of time if you wanted."

DuPar was a cinematographer, special effects technician, and film director who worked on hundreds of films from the 1920s through the 1950s. An early member of the American Society of Cinematographers, he was the chief Vitaphone cameraman in Hollywood, and is credited with devising the means for synchronizing action and sound. At the time time of the letter on offer here, DuPar was assigned as Vitaphone's chief cameraman at Warner Brothers Vitaphone short-subject studio in Brooklyn, New York, where he photographed dozens of Vitaphone shorts including many two-reel comedies, starring the likes of Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Shemp Howard, Jack Haley, and Red Skelton, among others. In 1940 DuPar became the resident special-effects technician for Warner Brothers, creating photographic effects for feature films, and in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he photographed ten different television series for Warner Brothers television, including "77 Sunset Strip," "Maverick," and "Hawaiian Eye."

Robert B. McIntyre was a Casting Director and Production Manager for Warner Brothers in the 1920s and 1930s.

8.5 x 11 inches. Near Fine, with two horizontal folds from mailing.

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