Moving Pictures: Karl Struss and the Rise of Hollywood (Hardcover)

Moving Pictures: Karl Struss and the Rise of Hollywood By Jonathan Frembling (Editor), Kristen Gaylord (Editor), Luci Marzola (Editor), Karen Barber (Editor), John Bailey (Memoir by) Cover Image
By Jonathan Frembling (Editor), Kristen Gaylord (Editor), Luci Marzola (Editor), Karen Barber (Editor), John Bailey (Memoir by)
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An in-depth look at how one of the country’s most successful photographers became one of its most important cinematographers.

Moving Pictures examines the Hollywood career of Karl Struss (1886–1981), a pioneering artist of both still and moving images who reached the highest levels of success in both fields. It tells a multimedia story through photographs, films, and archival objects of how he transitioned from an acclaimed fine art photographer to a leading Hollywood cinematographer. In the 1920s, Struss transitioned to working more fully as a cinematographer, co-photographing movies such as Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927); over the course of his career, he worked with the great actors and directors of the age, including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Mae West, D.W. Griffith, and F.W. Murnau. Struss’s technological and artistic contributions to Sunrise in particular were revolutionary, and the work is still widely considered the pinnacle of silent film achievement. Fittingly, his work on Sunrise won Struss and co-photographer Charles Rosher the first Oscar ever awarded for Best Cinematography. This is the first monographic study of Struss in thirty years.
 

About the Author


Jonathan Frembling is gentling curator and head archivist at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art (the Carter).
 

Dr. Kristen Gaylord is former associate curator of photographs at the Carter.

Dr. Luci Marzola is a film and media historian at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Dr. Karen Barber is visiting assistant professor of art history at the University of Mississippi. 

John Bailey, ASC, is a cinematographer and former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783777442839
ISBN-10: 3777442836
Publisher: Hirmer Publishers
Publication Date: June 14th, 2024
Pages: 224
Language: English