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DANN CAHN 1923-2012

December 1, 2012, 06:27 PM


Dann Cahn, A.C.E., veteran film editor and television pioneer, died on November 21 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 89. His death was reported by his son, Daniel Cahn, A.C.E., who was at his bedside...

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R.I.P. Dann Cahn

November 26, 2012, 08:07 AM


Dann Cahn, a pioneer of the three-camera method of filming and editing TV sitcoms, has died. Cahn also was the last surviving member of the original creative team behind the landmark series I Love Lucy. He was 89 and died Wednesday of natural causes at his home in west Los Angeles. Cahn worked on Lucy's entire six-season run from 1951 to 1957. Unlike series that preceded it, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s show used three motion picture cameras instead of one. The multicamera technique allowed.....

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Dann Cahn, editor on 'I Love Lucy', dies at 89

November 25, 2012, 04:36 PM


Using a newly developed editing machine that he dubbed the "three-headed monster," Dann Cahn pioneered multi-camera editing on sitcoms in the 1950s while helping to craft a classic, "I Love Lucy." Lucy broke ground in television by employing three cameras instead of one for filming, a then-novel system that allowed an episode to be filmed as though it were a stage play — continuously and in sequence.

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