Sol Polito
Date of Birth
Nov 12, 1892
Birth Place:
Palermo, Sicily, Italy


The "look" of Warner Bros.' film product of the '30s and '40s was largely in the hands of two Italian-born cinematographers: Tony Gaudio and Sol Polito. Educated in the US, Polito drifted into films, then climbed up the ladder as a still photographer, lab assistant and a lighting cameraman. Even in his program westerns of the mid '20s, Polito distinguished himself with his crisp black and white...