William L. Pereira

Producer William L. Pereira got his start as an architect. In that capacity, he designed a number of movie theaters for the Chicago-based Balaban & Katz chain, a division of Paramount. Impressed with Pereira's designs ... Read more »

Filmography

other (4)

Aloma of the South Seas (Movie)

(Art Director)

From This Day Forward (Movie)

(Producer)

Johnny Angel (Movie)

(Producer)

Since You Went Away (Movie)

(Production Designer)

Biography

Producer William L. Pereira got his start as an architect. In that capacity, he designed a number of movie theaters for the Chicago-based Balaban & Katz chain, a division of Paramount. Impressed with Pereira's designs, they gave him a job doing the special effects for Cecil B. DeMille's Reap the Wild Wind (1942). After that, Pereira became a producer. He also continued designing buildings and is responsible for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Disneyland Hotel, Marineland, and CBS Television City.

~ Sandra Brennan, All Movie Guide

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