The Karl Struss photographs span the years 1919-1930 and encompass approximately 4.3 linear feet. The
collection consists of 175 vintage, black-and-white photographic prints of film scenes and portraits.
Many of the prints are mounted and signed by Struss.
Karl Struss was an American cinematographer active in film from 1919 to 1959. He was one of the few
still photographers of significance to make the transition to cinematographer. He was nominated for
Academy Awards for cinematography for SUNRISE (1927), DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1932), THE SIGN OF THE
CROSS (1932), and ALOMA OF THE SOUTH SEAS (1941). Struss, with Charles Rosher, received the first Oscar
ever presented for cinematography for SUNRISE at the 1927/1928 Academy Awards. Struss made his final film
in 1959, but continued to work in television and commercials until his retirement in 1972.
4.3 linear feet of photographs.
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