Arthur Marvin

Arthur Marvin (May 1859 – January 18, 1911), was an American cinematographer who worked for the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company in which his brother Henry ('Harry') Marvin was one of the four founders (the others being Herman Casler, William Kennedy Laurie Dickson and Elias Koopman). He shot 418 films between 1897 and 1911, including The Adventures of Dollie (1908), the directorial debut of D. W. Griffith, as well as other early Griffith shorts such as Pippa Passes in 1909. He directed the short film Sherlock Holmes Baffled, which was the earliest known film to feature Arthur Conan Doyle's detective character Sherlock Holmes. His nephew Daniel Marvin, Henry's son, perished in the sinking of the RMS Titanic in 1912. He was born in Warners, New York, USA and died in Los Angeles, California.


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