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See a stop-motion legend at work in The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day!

Published at: Aug. 3, 2011, 7:18 p.m. CST

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

Before there was Ray Harryhausen to dazzle us with stop-motion creations there was Willis O’Brien. Known mostly for bringing the original King Kong and Mighty Joe Young to life, O’Brien was a pioneer of movie effects.

Today’s picture is a nice shot of a young O’Brien at work on 1925’s The Lost World, the very first feature film to feature stop-motion creatures. Specifically he’s working on an Agathaumus.

The man is a legend and this is a great look at his early career.

Thanks to William Forsche for the image, which is credited to James N. Doolittle. Enjoy and click to embiggen!

 

 

If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at quint@aintitcool.com.

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic is a madhouse!

-Quint
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Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page One

Click here to visit the complete compilation of previous Behind the Scenes images, Page Two!

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