Golitizen, Heschong, Lourié to be feted
The Art Directors Guild has selected Alexander Golitizen, Albert Heschong and Eugène Lourié as its latest Hall of Fame inductees.The trio will be honored at the org’s 15th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on Feb 5. Golitizen, a native of Russia, spent the following three decades as the supervising Art Director at Universal and worked on more than 300 movies. He won Oscars for his work on “To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Spartacus” and “Phantom of the Opera” and was nominated 11 more times. Heschong was head of CBS’s art department from 1962 until he retired. He won an Emmy for “Requiem for a Heavyweight” and was the production designer for “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and the art director for “Gunsmoke” and “The Wild Wild West.” Lourié began his career in 1930 designing sets for the Parisian Theatre. His credits include “This Land is Mine,” “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms,” “The River,” “Grand Illusion,” “Battle of the Bulge,” Limelight” and “Krakatoa: East of Java.”
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