HUEBNER had multiple interests, talents, wives, attractions, jobs,
friends, contacts, connections and opinions and as a consequence
a lot of stuff happened to him and he happened to a lot of stuff
~ leaving a trail of certain little known facts, 'Big Stuff &
Little Stuff', that are combined here to help paint a more accurate
post impressionistic picture of the painter beyond any of the
usual necessary biographical data.
Mentor Huebner liked rich and creamy ice-cream.
he ate a bowl of ice cream late at night, sometimes at midnight.
The bowl wasn't a dessert bowl. It was a soup bowl. Since he always
worked late ~ for him midnight was just a little after dinner.
Could be boxing and running kept him trim even into his later
years as he never gained excessive weight. He was always in good
Huebner liked cats.
liked Mentor. Cats loved Mentor. He always owned many. And there
was always at least one cat who would sit on his shoulder all
through breakfast while he drank coffee and read the LA Times.
Huebner, as a kid, beat actor, Alan Ladd in a track meet.
Ladd came in second to Mentor in a track meet competition between
two high schools: Eagle Rock and North Hollywood. Mentor's record
at Eagle Rock wasn't broken for 17 years. He was a track star.
Mentor Huebner was a track star once again while filming
on location for the film The Longest Day.
the filming of the Normandy Invasion for Zanuck, some of the crew
for the Longest Day would frequently engage in spontaneous lunch
hour races on the beach. Mentor was a winner time after time.
traveled all over the world. Either because he was sent on location
for a film production. Or sometimes he traveled just for fun.
explored every state of the union. He visited Museums locally,
nationally and internationally.
in the different cities, he painted landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes
in oil, water color and crayon. No matter where he went he returned
saying he liked the "light" in Los Angeles better than
anywhere else in the world.
was a sophisticated world traveler. And due to his success he
could live anywhere of his choosing. However, Mentor never left
always lived in close proximity to the neighborhood of his birth,
spending his entire lifetime living in and around the northeast
of Los Angeles ~ Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Mount Washington.
expressed his rationale succinctly, " I like it!
EYE & IMDB
Huebner was Cat's Eye's Primary Production Illustrator, Designer,
Designer of Special Entities, Visual Effects Designer, Conceptual
Designer and Visual Choreographer for the entire film's Complicated
Sequences and created Conceptual Drawings and Conceptual Choreographed
Story Boards from start to finish for this film's entire Visual
worked closely with the Director Lewis Teague and Producer Dino
de Laurentiis. Many times, just for the ride, to deliver 'emergency
work' I went along with Mentor to Teague's apartment in Hollywood.
may only find this information on our website. Sadly IMDB categories
are by necessity much too narrow and do not often apply to the
work accomplished or credited. And IMDB is dependent upon someone,
an 'expert someone' ~ to 'give them the facts'.
times I have had to be that 'expert someone'.
would be best, but impossible for IMDB to add a category such
as: Primary Production Illustrator, Designer of Visual Effects,
Designer, Conceptual Designer and Visual Choreographer of Complicated
Sequences, Conceptual Designer of Complicated Story Boards, Designer
of Special Entities.
perhaps allow multiple credits. One click in one little circle
the film "The War of the Roses", with Douglas and Turner,
Danny De Vito saw to it that Mentor was given two lines of Screen
Credits because one word would not have been sufficient. But everyone
in the movie industry is not that altruistic. )
titles IMDB is forced to offer on the limited forms are cryptic.
the lessor of all evils must be chosen and can never be exact.
Sometimes there are one or more talents sharing the same credit
title. It looks bad. It's misleading.
you have to squeeze into a "Me Tarzan, you Jane" category,
it limits you.
an artist, as in the case of Mentor, happens to be a Master Motion
Picture Artist and creates all the art needed for a particular
feature film, a one credit title is not sufficient and correct
multiple titles are too cumbersome.
Mentor is not listed correctly for a particular film. However,
in the case of Cat's Eye, (1985), as of January 18, 2004, Mentor
has not been listed ~ at all.