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Abstract A collection of family papers documenting two generations of the McElmurry and Larrinaga family. Mario Larrinaga immigrated from Mexico to Los Angeles and--in collaboration with his brother Juan Larrinaga--worked as a designer, art director, and painter of set backgrounds in Hollywood, working at RKO Pictures, Universal, and other major film studios. Larrinaga is most recognized for painting the set backgrounds for the original King Kong (1933) film. After...
Dates: 1920 - 2005
Found in: USC Libraries Special Collections