Monday, February 2, 2009

RIP Robert Broughton, 1917 to 2009

I noted in the Sunday Chicago Tribune that longtime Disney cameraman Robert "Bob" Broughton died on January 19th in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 91.

Some of the memorable camera effects Mr. Broughton helped create for Disney films included the penguin waiter scene in MARY POPPINS, where Dick Van Dyke danced with the animated penguins, and making Hayley Mills appear as twins in THE PARENT TRAP. He also worked on Hitchcock's THE BIRDS when the director contracted out the special effects work to the Disney studios.

Mr. Broughton retired from Disney in 1982, according to the Tribune obituary.

I see that there is also a post about Mr. Broughton at 2719 Hyperion.

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