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Ralph Hammeras (1894–1970)

Ralph Hammeras was born on March 24, 1894 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA as Oscar Rudolph Hammeraas. He is known for his work on 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954), Just Imagine (1930) and In Old Chicago (1938). He was married to Fay Mansker and Emma May Flynn. He died on February 3, 1970 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Just Imagine Art Department
In Old Chicago Special Effects
The Sky Hawk Special Effects


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 1959 The Giant Gila Monster (special photographic effects)
 1957 The Giant Claw (technical effects creator)
 1946 Anna and the King of Siam (miniatures - uncredited)
 1946 Dragonwyck (miniatures - uncredited)
 1940 The Great Dictator (special effects - uncredited)
 1938 Suez (process photography - uncredited)
 1938 Four Men and a Prayer (process photography - uncredited)
 1938 In Old Chicago (special effects stager)
 1931 A Connecticut Yankee (special effects)
 1931 Body and Soul (special effects)
 1929 The Sky Hawk (mechanical effects)
 1927 The Private Life of Helen of Troy (engineering effects)
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Hammeras is credited with developing and patenting the traveling glass matte process. See more »

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