Arnold Eagle

Director of photography, Editor, Documentary still photographer
A still photographer, cinematographer, editor and documentarian, Eagle emigrated to the US from Hungary with his family in 1929. He joined the Film and Photo League, an organization concerned with documentary ... Read more »
Born: 11/29/1909 in Hungary

Filmography

other (4)

Acting: Lee Strasberg and The Actors Studio 1980 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)

The Challenge 1975 (Movie)

(Editor)

The Challenge 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Biography

A still photographer, cinematographer, editor and documentarian, Eagle emigrated to the US from Hungary with his family in 1929. He joined the Film and Photo League, an organization concerned with documentary photographs and newsreels, in 1932 and began photographing Orthodox Jews on Manhattan's Lower East Side two years later. (The photographs were posthumously published in a volume entitled "At Home Only With God".) Eagle worked for the Works Project Administration (WPA), as a freelance photographer for "The Saturday Evening Post" and as a cinematographer for both avant-garde filmmaker Hans Richter ("Dreams that Money Can Buy" 1946) and documentarian Robert Flaherty ("Louisiana Story" 1948). He also made several documentaries of his own, taught filmmaking at New York's New School for Social Research and contributed to books about modern art and the Actors Studio.

Relationships

Dorothy Eagle

Wife
survived him

Masahiko Eagle

Daughter
survived him

Susan Eagle

Daughter
survived him

Gladys Roberts

Sister
survived him

Milestones

1981

Edited "Acting: Lee Strasberg and the Actors Studio"

1976

Photographed and edited "The Challenge: A Tribute to Modern Art", a documentary on 20th century modern artists

1955

Joined the faculty of the New School for Social Research, where he taught filmmaking

1948

Worked with celebrated documentary filmmaker Robert Flaherty on "Louisiana Story" as a cinematographer and still photographer

1946

Worked as cinematographer on Hans Richter's segment of the episodic avant-garde film, "Dreams That Money Can Buy"

1944

Joined the documentary project headed by Roy Stryker for Standard Oil of New Jersey

1935

Joined the Works Project Administration (WPA) as a photographer

1934

Began work on a collection of photos of Orthodox Jews on the Lower East Side of NYC

1932

Joined the Film and Photo League, an organization concerned with documentary photography and newsreels

1929

Immigrated to the US with his family

Produced documentary studies for the WPA on NYC slums

Worked as a freelance photographer for various publications including "Fortune" and "The Saturday Evening Post"

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