Paine, Frank (1926-) | Southern Illinois University Special Collections Research Center
Frank R. Paine was born on February 15, 1926 in Ames, Iowa. In 1950 he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Engineering from Iowa State College at Ames. Between 1950 he worked for a unit of the International Film Foundation in Iowa at Iowa State College, and at the Pennsylvania State University Motion Picture Studio. In 1954 Paine began his productive association with the University of Mississippi, eventually becoming head of the Film Production Department there. His affiliation with Southern Illinois University Carbondale began in 1960 when he was hired to help organize the Film Production Department as the Director of that program, and to teach in the Department of Cinema and Photography.
Other aspects of Paine's career include serving as President of the University Film Production Association from 1964 to 1966, and as a delegate to the Congress of International Schools of Cinema and TV in both Madrid and Prague. Pain has also worked closely with both the International Film Foundation of New York and the Central Film Company of Hollywood. He retired from Southern Illinois University in August 1981 and volunteered in Morris Library's Special Collections department curating Harry and Caresse Crosby's photographs. He then did freelance writing and photography, as well as photo collage exhibitions. After moving to California in 1984, Paine volunteered for the Sonoma County Arts Council. He died on November 25, 2016 in Grass Pass, Oregon.