Fred Waller

Fred Waller directed a series of excellent short subjects for Paramount Studios, where he also oversaw the photographic research and special effects department. No one who has seen the Paramount film shorts of Phil Spitalny, Ina Ray Hutton, Cab Calloway or Duke Ellington will forget Waller’s winning style of presentation. He developed “Vitarama” for the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, which was the prototype for Cinerama.When Mr. Waller died, “Variety” remembered him as the developer of Cinerama.