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John P Fulton

John P Fulton

John P Fulton was born on the 4th of November, 1902 in Beatrice, Nebraska.

Starting his cinematic life as an assistant cameraman, he secured a job in the special effects department at Universal, where he worked on movies such as Frankenstein (1931) and The Mummy (1932). The stunning effects he created for 1933’s The Invisible Man were like nothing audiences had seen (or not seen) before; he was involved in the effects for three of the movie’s sequels, and was nominated for Academy Awards for each. He also played a key role in 1935’s Bride of Frankenstein and 1941’s The Wolf Man.

Later in his career, John P Fulton worked extensively with Alfred Hitchcock, working on movies including Rear Window (1954) and Vertigo (1958). Nominated for four Academy Awards in total, he also went on to win three, the final of which was for his depiction of Moses’ parting of the Red Sea in The Ten Commandments (1956).

John P Fulton died on the 5th of July, 1966 in London, having contracted a rare infection while working in Spain. His name may not be well known, but his cinematic legacy is immense.

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    Tyler Pedersen
    March 8, 2021

    Is my mother, Shirley Pedersen, related in any way to John P. Fulton.
    John’s ex wife Bernice, was like a sister to my grandmother, Francis Doughty.
    I just need to know, once and for all, if I am related to John P. Fulton.

    Timothy Richardson
    December 1, 2023

    My aunt ( my mothers older sister by about 22 months) is married to John p Fultons son also named John and John opened Fultons prime rib in Sacramento ca in the early 1970s and Fultons inn in old sac and though I never met John P. Fulton whom was almost to the day the exact same age I am currently when he died anyway John p Fulton son John is a extremely intelligent man and a great roll model whom treated me in a way that made me want to be successful he instilled confidence in me even at an early age he and I installed the water fountain down stairs at Fultons I’m with my uncle John along with sconces when I was 13-14 years old and he kept me by his side for everything and I learned more from John than any other person he had a way of making me want to strive for more he made me feel like I could do and be anything I wanted … ahhh the confidence and John and aunt Nadine went on to build the Colorado Belle casino in Laughlin Nevada which was representative of John’s great uncle Robert Fulton so though I didn’t know John p Fulton I do know his greatest work of all … his son John Fultons steamboat so Thank you John P. For your creation of the finest gentleman & Roll model your son my uncle John, thank you, thank you & thank you!!!
    Tim Richardson now that you “DO” deserve a trophy for

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