Charles Rosher
Charles Rosher
Charles Rosher, A.S.C. was a two-time Academy Award-winning cinematographer who worked from the early days of silent films through the 1950s. Born in London, he was the first cinematographer to receive an Academy Award, along with 1929 co-winner Karl Struss. Rosher studied photography in his youth but earned a reputation early as a newsreel cameraman, before moving to the United States in 1909.
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Joan Marsh, 85, a Movie Star in Two Eras
NYTimes - over 16 years
Joan Marsh, who made her film debut when she was 9 months old, played children's roles in silent films opposite Mary Pickford and returned to the screen in the 1930's and 40's as a glamorous blonde, died on Aug. 10 in Ojai, Calif. She was 85. She was born Dorothy Rosher in Porterville, Calif., and grew up in Hollywood. Her father was the
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Review/Film; Bungling as a Fine Art
NYTimes - almost 28 years
LEAD: Devotees of the five previous installments of the endless ''Police Academy'' series will probably like this new one. It has a few good gags and the same energetic, spirited silliness of its predecessors. But if you have found the others to be more predictable than clever, this new one, subtitled ''City Under Devotees of the five previous
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GOING OUT GUIDE
NYTimes - over 30 years
SUMMER'S TREAT Beginning today Lincoln Center's annual alfresco melange, the four-week long Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, pours forth its free cornucopia of performance arts from acrobatics to opera. These activities usually take place in either the fountain plaza facing Broadway and 64th Street or in Damrosch Park. On this first day three
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THE SCREEN: 'INDEPENDENCE DAY'
NYTimes - about 34 years
THERE are times when you can tell everything you need to know about a film in the first few moments. Here is the way ''Independence Day'' begins with a lyric: Around us in everything we see Some are real and some are fantasy. Then we meet the heroine. Mary Ann Taylor (Kathleen Quinlan) is chasing through a small Southwestern town, taking pictures.
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ROBOTS IN LOVE IN 'HEARTBEEPS'
NYTimes - about 35 years
''Heartbeeps,'' which opened yesterday at the Loews Orpheum Twin and other theaters, is a three-minute television sketch stretched to last nearly 90 unbearable minutes and fitted out with enough futuristic hardware to stock a short trailer for a science-fiction film. It's the dreadfully coy story of Val (Andy Kaufman) and Aqua (Bernadette Peters),
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 88
    Died on January 15, 1974.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1929
    Age 43
    Born in London, he was the first cinematographer to receive an Academy Award, along with 1929 co-winner Karl Struss.
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  • 1927
    Age 41
    His work with Karl Struss on F.W. Murnau's 1927 film Sunrise is viewed as a milestone in cinematography.
    More Details Hide Details He shot five films for producer David O. Selznick, including Rockabye (1932), Our Betters (1933) and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1936). Rosher worked at several studios, but spent the last twelve years of his career exclusively at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, photographing such films as Annie Get Your Gun, Show Boat, Kiss Me Kate, and the The Yearling. Rosher was the father of actress Joan Marsh and cinematographer Charles Rosher, Jr. He died of an accidental fall in Lisbon. In addition, Rosher also received two Eastman Medals (named for George Eastman), Photoplay magazine's Gold Medal, and the only fellowship ever awarded by the Society of Motion Picture Engineers.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1918
    Age 32
    In 1918, he was one of the founders of the American Society of Cinematographers and served as the group's first Vice-President.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1920s he was one of the most sought-after cinematographers in Hollywood, and a personal favorite of stars such as Mary Pickford.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1913
    Age 27
    In 1913 he went to Mexico to film newsreel footage of Pancho Villa's rebellion.
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  • 1911
    Age 25
    Because early film was largely restricted to using daylight, Horsley relocated his production company to Hollywood in 1911, taking Rosher with him, and opened the first movie studio there.
    More Details Hide Details This made Rosher the first full-time cameraman in Hollywood.
  • 1909
    Age 23
    Rosher studied photography in his youth but earned a reputation early as a newsreel cameraman, before moving to the United States in 1909.
    More Details Hide Details He subsequently found work for David Horsley working in his production company in New Jersey.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1885
    Born
    Born on November 17, 1885.
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