Born on the 16th of January, 1901 in Coahuila, Mexico, Marcel Delgado was persuaded at the age of 21 to take a job at First National Pictures by special effects designer Willis O’Brien.
He worked on The Lost World (1925), his use of skeletal armatures making animation more effective than ever before.
Marcel Delgado (right) working with his brother Victor on the armature for the full-scale hand in King Kong (RKO 1933)
His work with O’Brien on King Kong (1933) revolutionised the industry, and he also worked on The Son of Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949). He died on the 26th of November, 1976.
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