In Memoriam: Kenneth D. Peach

American Cinematographer, May 1988 | Go to article overview

In Memoriam: Kenneth D. Peach


Kenneth D. Peach, ASC, whose career in motion pictures was devoted in about equal measure to production cinematography and special photographic effects, died February 27 after a long illness. He was 85 and had been an ASC member since January 1934. He is survived by his wife, former actress Pauline Curley, two sons, Kenneth J., who is also a director of photography, and Martin, a key grip, and a daughter, Pauline.

Born in El Reno, Oklahoma, on March 6, 1903, Peach entered the motion picture field when he was 20. He became a director of photography in 1926. In the latter years of the silent picture era he became a specialist in photographing composite processes, miniatures, montages and matte shots. In this capacity he was with Tiffany Pictures in Hollywood for two years before joining Fred Jackman's technical effects department at Warner Bros.-First National for almost three years. He was process cinematographer for various independent companies for two years and was with Columbia for a year.

Late in 1931 he joined the RKO Radio camera effects department, then headed by Lloyd Knechtel, ASC, where he worked on such notable pictures as The Most Dangerous Game and King Kong. For the latter he made process shots and directed second unit photography of both live action and miniature animation alternating with the official director of photography, Eddie Linden, ASC.

In 1933 Peach signed a contract that led to a long association with Hal Roach Studio, where he was director of photography of many of the celebrated comedies of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, including their most famous feature, Sons of the Desert, and two and three-reelers like Dirty Work. He also photographed some of the Thelma Todd-Patsy Kelly comedies, such as Babes in the Goods and Air Fright, and many of the "All Star" numbers with Charlie Chase and other Roach funsters, with such titles as Symphony in Suds, Crook's Tour, Keg O' My Heart, Feast Is West and Twin Screws. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Sign up now for a free, 1-day trial and receive full access to:

  • Questia's entire collection
  • Automatic bibliography creation
  • More helpful research tools like notes, citations, and highlights
  • Ad-free environment

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

In Memoriam: Kenneth D. Peach
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.