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James C. Cleary

audio-visual producer

James C. Cleary, American audio-visual producer. Achievements include patentee of complete sound-synchronized, dissolving slide projection control system, 1966; pioneer in use of dissolve projection and synchronized sound in presentation of color slide continuities.

Background

Cleary, James C. was born on March 15, 1921 in New York City. Son of James Charles and Elizabeth Adelaide (Anglin) Cleary.

Education

Graduate, Scarsdale (New York ) High School, 1940.

Career

Lithographer, camerman Advertising Literature Incorporated, New York York City, 1940-1941. Advertising copy writer Grosset & Dunlap, book publications, 1942-1944. Advertising copy writer, editor Baker & Taylor, book wholesalers, 1945-1946.

Assistant manager sales Camera Craft Inc., retail photograph sales, White Plains, New York, 1946-1950, Colortone Camera Inc., White Plains, 1950-1957. Producer, lecturer Ansco division General Aniline & Film Corporation, Binghamton, New York, 1959-1961. Laboratory photographer Nevis Laboratory Nuclear Research, Columbia University, 1959-1975.

Audio-visual specialist Edgemont School District, Scarsdale, 1975-1983. Owner-producer Cleary Sound-Slides, New Rochelle, New York, from 1950.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patentee of complete sound-synchronized, dissolving slide projection control system, 1966. Pioneer in use of dissolve projection and synchronized sound in presentation of color slide continuities.

Membership

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Scarsdale Camera Club (president 1948-1949), Color Camera Club Westchester New York (director 1958-1959), American Security Council (advisory board since 1970), United States Air Force Association, American Defense Preparedness Association, Westchester County Grand Jurors Association, The Baker Street Irregulars, Three Garridebs, Sherlock Holmes Societies, Thomas Wolfe Society.

Connections

Married Adele Lillian Coe, November 28, 1954.