April 2, 1899|
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 16, 1971
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
William E. "Bill" Garity (April 2, 1899 – September 16, 1971) was an American inventor and technician best known for the his employment at Walt Disney Studios, where in 1937 he and Ub Iwerks developed the multiplane camera and where he developed Fantasound, an early stereophonic surround sound system for 1940's Fantasia. After leaving the Disney studio, Garity later became vice president and production manager for Walter Lantz Productions. He was inducted in the Disney Legends program in 1999.
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- Garity, William E.; Jones, Watson (July 1942). "Experiences in Road-Showing Walt Disney's Fantasia". Journal of the Society of Motion Picture Engineers (United States) 39.