James Basevi
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1890
Birth Place:
Plymouth, Devon, England, UK


British born art director and special effects expert James Basevi began his film industry career in 1924 at MGM. Prior to that he had served in the British army. At MGM, he designed sets for silent films, often working with Cedric Gibbons. With the advent of sound films, he became head of the MGM special effects department where he did spectacular special effects like the earthquake scene in...