Saturday, December 24, 2016

RIP Gil Parrondo

Spanish art director, set decorator and production designer Gil Parrondo died in Madrid, Spain on December 24th. He was 95. Parrondo won two Academy Awards for “Patton” and “Nicholas and Alexandra and was nominated for another in the category Best Art Direction. He was involved in five Euro-westerns: “Savage Pampas” (1966) [set decorator], “The Valley of Gwangi” (1969) [art director], “Four Rode Out” (1970) [art director], “Rustlers’ Rhapsody” (1985) [production designer] and “The Return of El Coyote” (1998) [production designer].

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