George Folsey
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1898
Birth Place:
New York City, NY

Biography

American cinematographer George Folsey broke into films as an office boy in Lasky Photoplays' New York office. An assistant cameraman in his teens, Folsey was promoted to director of photography at 19 when the chief cameraman on a production failed to show up. A loyal company man, Folsey tended to put up resistance when upstart directors like Rouben Mamoulian suggested offbeat camera angles;...