George Meehan

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George Benjamin Meehan Jr. (1891–1947) was the cinematographer of more than 150 American films.


Meehan was born on July 19, 1891, in Brooklyn, New York. During World War I he was a cinematographer in the United States Army. He married Louise Harriett Mahoney.

Meehan was the cinematographer for Mary of the Movies (1923),[1] Ben Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925),[2] The Ghost Talks (1929),[3] Back to the Woods (1937),[4] The Big Chance (1933), Inside Information (1934), Tarzan’s Revenge (1938), Riders of Black River (1939), The Wildcat of Tucson (1940), Beyond the Sacramento (1940), and Voice of the Whistler (1945).[5]


Meehan was working on King of the Wild Horses when he became ill and was replaced on the project by Philip Tannura. Meehan died on February 10, 1947,[6] in Hollywood, California,[7] and was buried in the Forest Lawn Memorial Park of Glendale, California.

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