Photographic Memory

A shooting in the desert

Shedding a little light on Aramco film session

A shooting in the desert

Public Relations film producer John Farrow (wearing white ghutra and agal) prepares a set and crew to shoot a sequence in 1955 in which Exploration’s mobile caravan boldly crosses the trackless desert. To the left, just out of the shot, Capt. Page Smith, pilot of a chartered PAA DC-6, helped out by sweeping the sand clean of unwanted tire tracks left by previous takes. The reflectors were used to redirect sunlight while filming.

You are currently using an older browser. Please note that using a more modern browser such as Microsoft Edge might improve the user experience. Download Microsoft Edge