Andriot, Lucien

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Andriot, Lucien Gender: M
Lucien Marius Andriot
born on 19 November 1892 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Paris, France, 48n52, 2e20
Timezone PMT m2e2015 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°02' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°26 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 05°11'

Lucien Andriot (At centre, as 1st cameraman, with director Maurice Tourneur (left) and 2nd cameraman John Van Den Broek (right) on the set of "The Poor Little Rich Girl," 1916)


French-American cinematographer who shot more than 200 films and television programs over the course of his career.

Andriot began his career in France in 1909 working for Victorin-Hippolyte Jasset. His elder sister Josette Andriot was a French film actress, working for Jasset. He then came to the U.S. some time before 1914 as an employee of the Éclair American Company based in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

The outbreak of World War I drove a re-organization of foreign film-industry assets in Fort Lee, including the employees. Now working for the World Film Company, financed by Lewis J. Selznick and run by William A. Brady, Andriot became a member of a separate French-speaking unit within World Film. For about three years Maurice Tourneur, George Archainbaud, Emile Chautard, Albert Capellani worked together on films such as the 1915 version of Camille, and taught a young apprentice at the World studio: Josef von Sternberg.

Andriot moved to Hollywood around 1920 and went to work for Fox. He did show a long-standing affinity for French directors working in Hollywood, initially Maurice Tourneur, and later René Clair, Robert Florey, and Jean Renoir. In the 1930s and 1940s Andriot worked principally on B pictures for major studios. He did some television work in the 1950s and early 1960s, and retired to Palm Springs, California.

Andriot died on 19 March 1979, aged 86, in Riverside, California.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield submitted birth certificate no. 4500 from the online Paris archives (20th arr., image 28/31): "neuf heures du soir" (9pm). No data in margin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 86)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (Cinematographer)