Christopher MacLaine (born in 1923 in Oklahoma, USA and died in 1975 in California, USA) was an American director, writer and cinematographer. As a director, he filmed four shorts: Beat (1958), The Man Who Invented Gold (1957), Scotch Hop (1953), The End (1953); and also served as the writer and cinematographer for ‘The Man Who Invented Gold’.
MacLaine graduated from U.C.- Berkeley in 1946 and after graduating, became one of the most influential Californian Beat poets. He founded a literary magazine and published several small books before 1960.
Four films by Christopher MacLaine