Harold Rosson
American cinematographer
Harold Rosson
Harold G. "Hal" Rosson, A.S.C. was an American cinematographer during the early and classical Hollywood cinema. He is best known for his work on the 1939 masterpiece The Wizard of Oz.
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'The Bad Seed' Blu-ray Announced - High-Def Digest
Google News - over 5 years
The movie was nominated for four Oscars (Best Actress - Nancy Kelly, Best Supporting Actress - Eileen Heckart, Best Supporting Actress - Patty McCormick and Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) - Harold Rosson). Specs and supplements have yet to be
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'Kongo' Crawls onto DVD: MGM Trades Gloss for Gross, Luster for Lust, Star ... - Memphis Commercial Appeal (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Dark thematically and literally (is the DVD darker than it should be, or is the look exactly as cinematographer -- and multiple Oscar nominee -- Harold Rosson intended?), "Kongo" takes place -- mostly at night -- in and around the sweaty jungle-hut
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Lived Fast, Died Young
NYTimes - over 23 years
BOMBSHELL The Life and Death of Jean Harlow. By David Stenn. Illustrated. 370 pp. New York: Doubleday. $22.50. JEAN HARLOW is a classic example of how on-screen and off-screen behavior can contradict each other. In the movies, Harlow was capable of slugging it out verbally as well as physically. In movie after movie, she confronts both male and
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CECIL B. DE MILLE'S 'MADAM SATAN'
NYTimes - over 34 years
In his review in The New York Times Oct. 6, 1930, Mordaunt Hall, then the film critic, wrote, ''Cecil B. De Mille's latest audible film, 'Madam Satan,' is a strange conglomeration of unreal incidents that are set forth with no little technical skill.'' Mr. Hall was absolutely right. I'm afraid that the main reason it has been chosen as one of the
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 92
    Died on September 6, 1988.
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  • 1966
    Age 70
    He returned in 1966 for the Howard Hawks film El Dorado starring John Wayne.
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  • 1958
    Age 62
    After a very long and successful career in Hollywood, Rosson retired in 1958.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1939
    Age 43
    He is best known for his work on the 1939 masterpiece The Wizard of Oz.
    More Details Hide Details Rosson came from a film-making family. His brother, Arthur Rosson, was a successful director and several other family members such as Richard were also involved in the early film industry.
  • 1936
    Age 40
    He was awarded an Honorary Oscar for the color cinematography of the 1936 David O. Selznick production The Garden of Allah.
    More Details Hide Details He is interred in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1933
    Age 37
    He was married to actress Jean Harlow from 1933 to 1934.
    More Details Hide Details His sister Helene Rosson (1897-1985) was an actress, his brother Richard (1893-1953) was an actor/director who played the romantic lead in The Patchwork Girl of Oz (1914), and brother Arthur (1886-1960) was a film director. Harold Rosson was nominated for five Academy Awards: The Wizard of Oz (1939), Boom Town (1940), Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944), The Asphalt Jungle (1950), The Bad Seed (1956).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1920
    Age 24
    In 1920 he was signed by Mary Pickford working primarily with her brother Jack Pickford.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1914
    Age 18
    In December 1914, Rosson moved to California and joined Metro Pictures.
    More Details Hide Details During World War I, he served in the United States Army. After his demobilization, he went to work on the Marion Davies film The Dark Star. He was offered a contract with the Davies Company.
  • 1912
    Age 16
    In 1912 he divided his time as an office boy in a stockbrokers firm and as and assistant, extra, and handyman at the Famous Players Studio in New York.
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  • 1908
    Age 12
    Harold Rosson began his film career in 1908 as an actor at the Vitagraph Studios in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, New York.
    More Details Hide Details He became the assistant to Irvin Willat at the Mark Dintenfass Studios.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1895
    Born
    Born on April 6, 1895.
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