Victor Adamson

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Victor Adamson (January 4, 1890 – November 9, 1972) was an American director, producer, screenwriter, and actor most famous for directing and starring in B and Z grade westerns in the early days of motion pictures. Adamson often used pseudonyms to credit himself, most often using the name Denver Dixon. His son, Al Adamson, would later follow his father in producing B movies during the 1960s and 1970s. Victor Adamson was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His family moved early in his life to Auckland, New Zealand, where he spent most of his youth. In the late 1910s, Adamson returned to the United States with a home produced movie and managed to find a distributor. Adamson decided to continue making his own movies despite a lack of early success with his films. Adamson began producing films around 1920. He called his production company Art Mix Productions and named himself the star. Adamson, however, found himself increasingly drawn to work behind the camera. He hired actor George Kesterson to act in his films using the Art Mix moniker, a name that Kesterson used for the rest of his career.

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