Pete Comandini, 56, an expert in film restoration and...


December 31, 1997

Pete Comandini, 56, an expert in film restoration and preservation who worked on movies such as "Fantasia" and "Gone With the Wind," died Dec. 16 in Burbank, Calif.

Mr. Comandini was an internationally known expert who pioneered restoration techniques for movies filmed with the two-color Technicolor process. He also worked on film-to-video and video-to-film transfers.

He also supervised the restoration of such classics as Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," the musical "Meet Me in St. Louis" and the western "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon."

Herb Drinkwater, 61, who as a four-term mayor oversaw Scottsdale, Ariz.'s transformation from sleepy village to a posh resort, died of cancer Sunday. The man known as "Mr. Scottsdale" was in local government as a commissioner, councilman and mayor from 1980 to 1996.

Pub Date: 12/31/97

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