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Peach (Kenneth) papers
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Kenneth Peach, Sr. was a special effects artists and set photographer. The collection consists primarily of television scripts related to the Peach's career.
Kenneth D. Peach (Ken) was born in EL Reno, OK on March 6, 1903. He began his career in motion pictures at about the age of 20 and became a director of photography in 1926. He worked with composite processes, miniatures, montages and matte shots for Tiffany Pictures for two years, then joined Fred Jackman's technical effects department at Warner Brothers- First National for almost three years. He was a process cinematographer for various independent companies for two years and was with Columbia for a year. In 1931 he joined the RKO Radio camera effects department, where he worked on such notable films as The Most Dangerous Game and King Kong. In 1933 Peach began what would become a long association with Hal Roach Studio, where he was director of photography of many of the Laurel and Hardy comedies, including Sons of the Desert and Dirty Work. After serving in the US Navy, he did the special effects and process photography on several independent pictures eventually going to RKO until 1950. Around this time, he became director of photography for the Cisco Kid features and 26 episodes of the Cisco Kid television series, among other projects. During the 1950s we was associated with numerous television series including Boston Blackie, Texaco Star Theatre, and Lassie among others. He also photographed several television features. Into the 1960s Peach continued to work on both theatrical features and television projects until his retirement in 1984. Peach died February 27, 1988 after a long illness.
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