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Leonard Shamroy | Leo Shamroy
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[on "Forever Amber"]: There was something strange about that picture. Linda Darnell was burned in the Great Fire of London, and in "Anna And The King Of Siam" she was burned to death as a punishment, and then, it's extraordinary, she actually died in a fire... And she only just escaped death in the picture, because, during the Great Fire, a roof caved in, I pulled the camera back and she only ...
Studied engineering at Columbia University and entered the film business as a lab technician with Fox in 1920. Became full director of photography in 1927, at first shooting documentaries for Robert Flaherty. At Paramount, 1933-1937, then under contract to 20th Century Fox (1939-1969), where he became the studio's leading cinematographer, expert in Technicolor and 70 mm CinemaScope. A genius at ...
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