Lee Garmes
Date of Birth
May 27, 1898
Birth Place:
Peoria, IL

Biography

A propboy at Thomas H. Ince Studios in the mid teens, Garmes became an assistant cameraman in the early '20s, working on numerous short comedies and several feature films. He became a director of photography by the mid '20s, and over the next 40 years lensed films for Rex Ingram, Josef von Sternberg, Howard Hawks, King Vidor, Edmund Goulding, Alfred Hitchcock and Frank Borzage; he also shot much of Gone with the Wind, but was uncredited. Garmes was director of photography and associate director with collaborating writer/directors Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur (Crime Without Passion, The Scoundrel) and with Hecht alone (Angels Over Broadway, Actors and Sin). Garmes also co-directed The Sky's the Limit with Jack Buchanan. ~ Rovi

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