Preston Ames

Art director, Production designer, Draftsman
Long-time MGM designer; worked frequently with Vincente Minnelli.
Born: 11/29/1904

Filmography

Art Department (53)

The Mississippi 1982 - 1984 (TV Show)

Art Director

Bare Essence 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Art Director

Private Benjamin 1980 - 1983 (TV Show)

Art Director

Big Bend Country 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Art Director

The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper 1981 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Oh, God! Book II 1980 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Beyond the Poseidon Adventure 1979 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Last Flight of Noah's Ark 1979 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

The Cat From Outer Space 1978 (Movie)

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Damnation Alley 1977 (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Babe 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

Art Director

Woman of the Year 1975 - 1976 (TV Show)

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Rooster Cogburn 1975 (Movie)

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The Prisoner of Second Avenue 1974 (Movie)

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Lost Horizon 1972 (Movie)

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The Don Is Dead 1972 (Movie)

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Pretty Maids All in a Row 1971 (Movie)

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The Strawberry Statement 1970 (Movie)

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Live a Little, Love a Little 1968 (Movie)

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Penelope 1966 (Movie)

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Made in Paris 1965 (Movie)

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1964 (Movie)

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A Global Affair 1963 (Movie)

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It Happened at the World's Fair 1963 (Movie)

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Quick, Before It Melts 1963 (Movie)

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All Fall Down 1962 (Movie)

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Billy Rose's Jumbo 1961 (Movie)

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The Honeymoon Machine 1961 (Movie)

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Wild in the Country 1961 (Movie)

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Bells Are Ringing 1960 (Movie)

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Home From the Hill 1960 (Movie)

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Where the Boys Are 1959 (Movie)

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Gigi 1958 (Movie)

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Green Mansions 1958 (Movie)

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The Big Operator 1958 (Movie)

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Designing Woman 1957 (Movie)

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Lust For Life 1956 (Movie)

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These Wilder Years 1956 (Movie)

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Kismet 1955 (Movie)

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The Cobweb 1955 (Movie)

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Brigadoon 1954 (Movie)

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The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

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An American in Paris 1950 (Movie)

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A Family Upside Down (TV Show)

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Bare Essence (TV Show)

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Lady in the Lake (Movie)

(Art Director)

That Midnight Kiss (Movie)

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The Big City (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Lives of Jenny Dolan (TV Show)

Art Director

The Show-Off (Movie)

(Art Director)

The Wild North (Movie)

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Three Daring Daughters (Movie)

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Two Weeks With Love (Movie)

(Art Director)

Biography

Long-time MGM designer; worked frequently with Vincente Minnelli.

EDUCATION

Ecole des Beaux Arts

Paris

Milestones

1981

Final work on a feature, credited as production designer, "The Pursuit of D.B. Cooper"

1977

First feature credit as production designer, "Damnation Alley"

1974

First TV-movie credit, as art director, "Babe"

1951

Began working in films as an art director for director Vincent Minnelli, starting with "An American in Paris" (1951) and ending with "Gigi" (1958)

Worked as an art director for the TV spin-off, "Private Benjamin"

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