Arthur Edeson
Date of Birth
Oct 24, 1891
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


Like many movie pioneers, New York-born Arthur Edeson cut his professional teeth as a still photographer. His earliest film assignments were for the Eclair Company in 1911; seven years later, Edeson was one of the founders of the American Society of Cinematographers. When sound came in, Edeson seized the opportunity to experiment with camouflaging the microphones in exterior shots. In Old Arizona...