Eugene Gaudio
Eugene Gaudio, brother of future A.S.C.
American Society of Cinematographers
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 member Tony Gaudio
Tony Gaudio
Tony Gaudio was an Italian American cinematographer and the first to create a montage sequence for a film....

, was born in Italy
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 on December 31, 1886. He learned photography in his father’s portrait studio and developed an interest in movies around 1905. After coming to the United States, he served as lab superintendent for IMP
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 and the Life Photo Film Corporation. Arriving in California in 1915, Gaudio came out of the darkroom and went behind the camera for Universal
Universal Studios
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. The best-known of his early efforts as a cinematographer is the 1916 production of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. He later photographed films for Metro’s top female stars, Alla Nazimova
Alla Nazimova
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 and May Allison
May Allison
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. His final work was with actress Bessie Barriscale
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’s B. B. Features.

Gaudio suffered an acute attack of appendicitis
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 and died on August 1, 1920, from general peritonitis after an operation. Gaudio is buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Hollywood Forever Cemetery
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 in Los Angeles
Los Ángeles
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  • Life's Twist (1920)
  • The Notorious Mrs. Sands (1920)
  • The Luck of Geraldine Laird (1920)
  • Beckoning Roads (1919)
  • Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919)
  • The Brat (1919)
  • The Man Who Stayed at Home (1919)
  • The Uplifters (1919)
  • One-Thing-At-a-Time O'Day (1919)
  • Out of the Fog (1919)
  • Eye for Eye (1918)
  • The House of Mirth (1918)
  • The House of Gold (1918)
  • Toys of Fate (1918)
  • Social Hypocrites (1918)
  • The Shell Game (1918)
  • Revelation (1918)
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1916)
  • Elusive Isabel (1916)
  • The House of Fear (1915/I)
  • The White Terror (1915)
  • The House of Fear (1915/II)

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