Petro Vlahos was the innovator of special-effects with the use of the green screen. It is just another example of “if you can imagine it, you can do it”. Imagine it is what Petro did when he made the screen come alive with the use of special-effects. The use of special-effects made it possible to create any world you could imagine in a plain white (or should I say green) room. Let us honor tonight of all nights the man that brought all of it to us as spoken of in the following article by Anita Gates.