George Barnes (cinematographer)

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George S. Barnes, A.S.C.
Born (1892-10-16)October 16, 1892
Pasadena, California
Died May 30, 1953(1953-05-30) (aged 60)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Cinematographer
Years active 1918–1953
Spouse(s) Joan Blondell (1933-1936; divorced)
Melba Marshal Kruger (?-1953; his death)
Children 3

George S. Barnes, A.S.C. (October 16, 1892 – May 30, 1953) was an American cinematographer from the era of silent films to the early 1950s. Over the course of his career, he was nominated for an Academy Award eight times, including his work on The Devil Dancer (1927) with Gilda Gray and Clive Brook. However, he only won once, for his work on the Alfred Hitchcock film Rebecca (1940). "Barnes’ photographic interpretation of Rebecca is the sort of thing to which his fellow cinematographers may point, as indeed they did in bestowing upon it the industry's premiere Award, as a complete example of what truly great camerawork can mean to a production".

He died at the age of 60 in Los Angeles, California, after having worked on at least 142 films. He is interred at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.[1]

He was married to Joan Blondell from 1933 to 1936, and was the father of television executive Norman S. Powell. He also has two daughters from his marriage to Melba Marshal Kruger, Barbara Ann Barnes born April 16, 1940 and Georgene S. Barnes born May 7. 1942 in Hollywood CA. He was also married to Elizabeth Wood and had a son named George Carlton Barnes.

Personnal life[edit]

George Barnes has photographed five of her (Joan Blondell) Warner pictures. In fact, they met on "The Greeks had a Word for it" set in which she has the leading role. "Their relationship is often said to be intense. In an interview, Joan Blondell explains that George Barnes cured her from lying.

Filmography[edit]

- 1918 Vive la France ! de Roy William Neill

- 1919 Partners Three de Fred Niblo

- 1919 The Law of Men de Fred Niblo

- 1919 The Haunted Bedroom de Fred Niblo

- 1919 The Virtuous Thief de Fred Niblo

- 1919 Stepping Out de Fred Niblo

- 1919 What Every Woman learns de Fred Niblo

- 1919 Dangerous Hours de Fred Niblo

- 1920 The Woman in the Suitcase de Fred Niblo

- 1920 The False Road de Fred Niblo

- 1920 Hairpins de Fred Niblo

- 1920 Her Husband's Friend de Fred Niblo

- 1920 Silk Hosiery de Fred Niblo

- 1921 The Heart Line de Frederick A. Thomson

- 1921 The Bronze Bell de James W. Horne

- 1921 The Beautiful Gambler de William Worthington

- 1921 Opened Shutters de William Worthington

- 1922 Woman, Wake Up! de Marcus Harrison

- 1922 The Real Adventure de King Vidor

- 1922 Dusk to Dawn de King Vidor

- 1922 La Conquête d'une femme (Conquering the Woman) de King Vidor

- 1922 : Peg de mon cœur (Peg o' My Heart), de King Vidor

- 1923 Alice Adams de Rowland V. Lee

- 1923 The Love Piker de E. Mason Hopper

- 1923 Desire de Rowland V. Lee

- 1924 Yolanda de Robert G. Vignola

- 1924 Janice Meredith de E. Mason Hopper

- 1925 Zander the Great - George W. Hill

- 1925 The Teaser - William A. Seiter

- 1925 The Dark Angel - George Fitzmaurice

- 1925 The Eagle Clarence Brown

- 1926 Mademoiselle Modiste- Robert Z. Leonard

- 1926 The Son of the Sheik- George Fitzmaurice

- 1926 The Winning of Barbara Worth- d'Henry King

- 1927 The Night of Love - George Fitzmaurice

- 1927 Venus of Venice - Marshall Neilan

- 1927 The Magic Flame - Henry King

- 1927 The Devil Dancer - Fred Niblo

- 1928 Sadie Thompson - Raoul Walsh

- 1928 Two Lovers - Fred Niblo

- 1928 : Our dancing daughters - Harry Beaumont

- 1928 The Awakening - Victor Fleming

- 1929 The Rescue - Herbert Brenon

- 1929 Bulldog Drummond - F. Richard Jones

- 1929 This is Heaven -Alfred Santell

- 1929 Condemned - Wesley Ruggles

- 1929 The Trespasser - Edmund Goulding

- 1930 Raffles - George Fitzmaurice

- 1930 What a Widow- d'Allan Dwan

- 1930 A Lady's Morals - Sidney Franklin

- 1930 The Devil to Pay! - George Fitzmaurice

- 1931 One Heavenly Night - George Fitzmaurice

- 1931 Five and Ten - Robert Z. Leonard

- 1931 Street Scène - King Vidor

- 1931 The Unholy Garden - George Fitzmaurice

- 1932 The Greeks Had a Word for Them - Lowell Sherman

- 1932 Polly of the Circus - Alfred Santell

- 1932 The Wet Parade - Victor Fleming

- 1932 Society Girl - Sidney Lanfield

- 1932 Blondie of the Follies -Edmund Goulding

- 1932 Sherlock Holmes - William K. Howard

- 1933 Broadway Bad- Sidney Lanfield

- 1933 Peg o' My Heart - Robert Z. Leonard

- 1933 Goodbye Again - Michael Curtiz

- 1933 Footlight Parade- Lloyd Bacon

- 1933 Havana Widows - Ray Enright

- 1934 Massacre d'Alan Crosland

- 1934 Gambling Lady- Archie Mayo

- 1934 He Was her Man - Lloyd Bacon

- 1934 Smarty - Robert Florey

- 1934 Dames - Ray Enright

- 1934 Kansas City Princess - William Keighley

- 1934 Flirtation Walk- Frank Borzage

- 1935 Gold Diggers of 1935 - Busby Berkeley

- 1935 Traveling Saleslady - Ray Enright

- 1935 In Caliente - Lloyd Bacon

- 1935 Broadway Gondolier - Lloyd Bacon

- 1935 The Irish in Us - Lloyd Bacon

- 1935 I Live for Love - Busby Berkeley

- 1935 Stars Over Broadway - William Keighley

- 1936 The Singing Kid - William Keighley

- 1936 Love Begins at Twenty - Frank McDonald

- 1936 Cain and Mabel- Lloyd Bacon

- 1937 Black Legion- Archie Mayo

- 1937 Marked Woman- Lloyd Bacon

- 1937 The Prince and the Pauper - William Keighley

- 1937 Ever Since Eve - Lloyd Bacon

- 1937 Varsity Show - William Keighley

- 1937 The Barrier - Lesley Selander

- 1937 Hollywood Hôtel - Busby Berkeley

- 1938 Love, Honor and Behave - Stanley Logan

- 1938 The Beloved Brat - Arthur Lubin

- 1938 Gold Diggers in Paris - Ray Enright

- 1939 Devil's Island - William Clemens

- 1939 Jesse James- Henry King

- 1939 Stanley and Livingstone- Henry King

- 1939 Here I Am a Stranger - Roy Del Ruth

- 1939 Our Neighbors - The Carters - Ralph Murphy

- 1940 Rebecca - Alfred Hitchcock

- 1940 Free, Blonde and 21- Ricardo Cortez

- 1940 Maryland - Henry King

- 1940 Girl from Avenue A - Otto Brower

- 1940The Return of Frank James- Fritz Lang

- 1941 Hudson's Bay - Irving Pichel

- 1941 That Uncertain Feeling- Ernst Lubitsch

- 1941 Meet John Doe- Frank Capra

- 1941 Ladies in Retirement - Charles Vidor

- 1941 Unholy Partners - Mervyn LeRoy

- 1941 Remember the Day - Henry King

- 1942 Sex Hygiene - John Ford

- 1942 Rings on her Fingers- Rouben Mamoulian

- 1942 Broadway - William A. Seiter

- 1942 Nightmare - Tim Whelan

- 1942 Once Upon a Honeymoon- Leo McCarey

- 1943 Mr Lucky- H. C. Potter

- 1944 Jane Eyre - Robert Stevenson

- 1944 Since You Went Away - John Cromwell

- 1944 Frenchman's Creek- Mitchell Leisen

- 1944 None But the Lonely Heart - Clifford Odets

- 1945 The Spanish Main - Frank Borzage

- 1945 Spellbound -Alfred Hitchcock

- 1945 The Bells of St-Mary's- Leo McCarey

- 1946 From This Day Forward - John Berry

- 1946 Sister Kenny - Dudley Nichols

- 1947 Sinbad the Sailor - Richard Wallace

- 1947 Mourning becomes Electra- Dudley Nichols

- 1948 The Emperor Waltz- Billy Wilder

- 1948 Good Sam - Leo McCarey

- 1948 No Minor Vices - Lewis Milestone

- 1948 The Boy with green hair - Joseph Losey

- 1948 Force of Evil - Abraham Polonsky

- 1949 Samson and Delilah - Cecil B. DeMille

- 1950 The File of Thelma Jordon- Robert Siodmak

- 1950 Riding High - Frank Capra

- 1950 Let's Dance - Norman Z. McLeod

- 1950 Mr Music - Richard Haydn

- 1951 Here Comes the Groom- Frank Capra

- 1952 The Greatest Show on Earth- Cecil B. DeMille

- 1952 Something to Live For- George Stevens

- 1952 Somebody loves me - Irving Brecher

- 1952 Just for You- Elliott Nugent

- 1952 Road to Bali- Hal Walker

- 1953 The War of the Worlds- Byron Haskin

- 1953 Little Boy Lost - George Seaton

Awards and nominations[edit]

At the Thirteenth annual Awards Banquet of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Barnes was proclaimed the winner of the 1940 Academy Award for the year's best black-and-white cinematography in recognition of his skill in filming "Rebecca". Back then, Barnes had already been for more than two decades one of the industry's outstanding camera-artists. In "Rebecca", he had the acknowledge advantage of being associated with a picture which was more than ordinary distinguished in every department-it received Award nominations in no less than nine other categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "George S. Barnes (1892 - 1953) - Find A Grave Memorial". www.findagrave.com. Retrieved 2016-02-27. 

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