Obie Light  (1945 or 1950)
Mole-Richardson


5631
Light mounted on the side of a film camera, designed to reduce blemishes or wrinkes on the face of a performer. Named after actress Merle Oberon (originally O'Brien), who was lit using this effect by Lucien Ballard (cinematographer) in an attempt to reduce the visibility of scars following a car crash. The crash was in March 1937, and Ballard first worked with her in 1944. 
Used GE FAY lamp (650W, 120V) 
Model: 5631 Obie Light 1950



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