Fred Waller
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1886
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York City, NY

Biography

Promoter and engineer Fred Waller made his biggest contribution to film when he presented his 11 projector wide-screen process, Vitarama, at the 1939 World's Fair in New York. Though it was a tremendous hit, the cumbersome system was not commercially viable. The government had Waller modify the system and it was used for training gunners during WWII. Waller also continued tinkering with it and in...