12.3.1914 – 22.12.2006
Photo credit: Arthur Graham behind the camera for the 1948 Olympics with James Devis, camera left as focus puller.
ARTHUR GRAHAM BSC
Very prominent in the newly formed Association of Cinematograph Technicians in 1933 whilst a camera assistant at Gaumont British Studios and held the very first membership card. He became known amongst union members as 'Member No. 1'.
By 1936 he had graduated to camera operator and his first credit was on Wings Over Africa (1936 Directed by Ladislao Vajda and photographed by James Wilson). Other operating credits include The 1948 Olympics, The Hasty Heart (1949 Directed by Vincent Sherman, photographed by Wilkie Cooper BSC), Laughter in Paradise (1951 Directed by Mario Zampi, photographed by William Mcleod), second unit photography for The African Queen (1951 Directed by John Huston, photographed by Jack Cardiff BSC), The Quiet Man (1952 Directed by John Ford, photographed by Winton Hoch).
His feature debut was The Diamond Wizard (1954 Directed by Dennis O'Keefe & Montgomery Tully). He also photographed a number of television series such as: William Tell (1958-59) and H. G. Wells “The Invisible Man” (1959). His last feature credit was Boyd’s Shop (1960) directed by Henry Cass).