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Nov 09

Art, and family history.

This is an old photo of my grandfather (Jan Domela Nieuwenhuis) in the studio of artist Cesar Domela in Amsterdam, 1926. 

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My grandfather worked for Paramount Pictures and painted this logo that was used from 1953 into the late 60s:

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He did the matte painting/art department/special effects for Her Jungle Love (1938), Spawn of the North (1938), and Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956) (three academy awards) as well as H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds (1953).  Kinda cool!