Fred Guiol
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1898
Birth Place:
San Francisco, CA

Biography

Launching his career as a prop boy for D.W. Griffith, Fred L. Guiol joined the Hal Roach studio in the same capacity in 1917. Guiol worked his way up to photographer and then director, forming a strong lifelong friendship with another Roach cameraman/director, George Stevens. Under the supervision of Roach's right-hand man Leo McCarey, Guiol directed several of Laurel & Hardy's earliest joint...