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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Syd Cain, British film production designer (From Russia with Love, Lolita), died he was 93.

Sidney B. "Syd" Cainwas a British production designer who worked on more than 30 films, including four in the James Bond series in the 1960s and 1970s died he was 93..

(16 April 1918 – 21 November 2011) 

Cain was born in Grantham, Lincolnshire. He survived a plane crash in Rhodesia during World War II, which broke his back, and also later survived being struck by lightning. For From Russia with Love, Cain designed a $150,000 set for a chess match which repeated the "chess pawn" motif throughout the room.[1] He worked on a number of James Bond movies creating numerous gadgets.[2]
Cain's name appears in documents in several films on which he worked. In Our Man in Havana where he was assistant art director his name features on the blueprints of a vacuum cleaner. Alfred Hitchcock's Frenzy features an in joke of a racing form featuring the horse Jon Finch is to bet on is owned by a "Mrs S. Cain".[citation needed]
In his later years Cain resided at Charterhouse in London. He died in the nearby University College Hospital on 21 November 2011, aged 93.[3]

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