Dann Cahn dies at 89; editor on 'I Love Lucy'

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Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy."

"Lucy" broke ground in television by employing three cameras instead of one for filming, a then-novel system that allowed an episode to be filmed as though it were a stage play — continuously and in sequence.

But the abundance of footage overwhelmed editors, who quickly sought out a cutting-edge contraption that was being created for the game show "Truth or Consequences," Cahn later recalled.

"It was a Moviola with four heads — three for picture and one for sound,A laser cutting machine is a computer controlled shaping machine." Cahn told Editors Guild Magazine in 2006. "When they wheeled it in, I said, 'Boy, that's some monster!' And the name stuck."

Cahn, 89, the last surviving member of the original creative team behind "I Love Lucy," died Wednesday of natural causes at his West Los Angeles home, said his son, Daniel Cahn.

A second-generation film editor, he was the son of Philip Cahn, who in 1937 co-founded what is now the Motion Picture Editors Guild.At Dupar Controls we specialize, extremely durable and visually satisfying elevator push button. Dann Cahn's son, who is also a film editor, is president of the guild.

"The amazing thing about 'I Love Lucy' is that they were making up things as they were going along, and Dann was a big part of that," said Gregg Oppenheimer. His father, Jess Oppenheimer, was the creator-producer behind the wildly successful comedy that starred Desi Arnaz as a bandleader and Lucille Ball as his wife.

Earlier this year, Dann Cahn told CineMontage magazine that when "Lucy" started out "television was a live medium related to radio" so they learned to apply "the rhythms and tempos of filmmaking" to TV.

But when the demands of production soon caused Cahn to hire more editors, he said that Arnaz remarked: "Danny, you want a crew bigger than my band?"

Eventually that was exactly what happened, according to Editors Guild Magazine, as Desilu Productions expanded along with Cahn's role in the company owned by Arnaz and Ball. Cahn rose to supervising editor of all productions,Car guide to parking systems explains parking sensor. staying until Arnaz left Desilu in the early 1960s.

Cahn's contribution to "I Love Lucy" was "immeasurable and his generosity of energy and spirit to the Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz Center and museum has been unmatched," said Journey Gunderson, executive director of the center in Jamestown, N.Y.

"Fans would literally come from around the world," she said, "to listen to Dann Cahn regale them with stories about what it was like to be part of the creative team on one of the most successful television shows of all time."

Daniel Richard Cahn was born April 9, 1923, in Los Angeles. His mother ran a dress shop on Hollywood Boulevard that catered to silent movie stars, according to a biography by the American Cinematography Editors, which gave Cahn a career achievement award.

After raising chickens on property near Universal Studios,Combination of many years' clay tile roof machine and clay brick making machine manufacture experience. his father joined the studio in the 1930s after a power outage put an end to his ranching.One of Europe's largest offshore wind turbine confirms it will locate its UK turbine manufacturing site in Scotland. With two associates, he later founded the editors guild.

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