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Melbourne Spurr (1888–1964)

Melbourne Spurr arrived in Hollywood around 1917 and worked for the noted photographer Fred Hartsook taking portraits of the early stars. Spurr photographed Mary Pickford while working at the Hartsook studio and so impressed her that she personally helped launch his career as a Hollywood portrait photographer. By the mid 1920s he was one of the ... See full bio »

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The General
The General Camera and Electrical Department
A Star Is Born
A Star Is Born Camera and Electrical Department
The Cameraman
The Cameraman Camera and Electrical Department
The Beloved Rogue
The Beloved Rogue Camera and Electrical Department


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 1937 A Star Is Born (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1928 The Woman Disputed (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1928 The Cameraman (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1927 The Beloved Rogue (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1926 The General (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1926 The Duchess of Buffalo (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1926 Don Juan (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1926 Kiki (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1923 The Song of Love (publicity photographer - uncredited)
 1922 Monte Cristo (still photographer - uncredited)

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His first marriage in Hollywood was to Kathryn Harris, a young woman who won a contest for "The Best Back in Hollywood" in 1924. She filed for divorce three years later on the grounds that he deserted her for Hungarian-born German actress Lena Malena, who was brought over to Hollywood by Cecil B. DeMille. See more »

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