Mohr, Hal

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Mohr, Hal Gender: M
Harold Leon Mohr
born on 2 August 1894
Place San Francisco, California, 37n47, 122w25
Timezone PST h8w (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Scholfield
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Hal Mohr (early 1920s)


American cinematographer known for his Oscar-winning work on the 1935 film, A Midsummer Night's Dream. He was awarded another Oscar for his work on The Phantom of the Opera in 1943 (becoming the first person to win an Oscar for both Black-and-White and Color cinematography), and received a nomination for The Four Poster in 1952.

Mohr moved to Hollywood in 1915 and began working at Universal City to gain further experience in the industry. There, he filmed The Jazz Singer in 1927 for Warner Brothers.

Mohr served three terms as president of the American Society of Cinematographers (1930-1931, 1963-1965, 1969-1970).

On 7 December 1934, Mohr married actress Evelyn Venable, whom he met on the set of the Will Rogers film David Harum. Strict vegetarians, they had two daughters, Dolores and Rosalia, and the couple remained married until his death, on 10 May 1974 at age 79 in Santa Monica, California.

For his many contributions to motion pictures and the film industry, Hal Mohr received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Hall, Conrad (born 21 June 1926). Notes: Cinematography collaborators
  • spouse relationship with Venable, Evelyn (born 18 October 1913). Notes: 1934-1974


  • Relationship : Marriage 7 December 1934 (Evelyn Venable)
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  • Work : Prize 5 March 1936 (Oscar for Best Cinematography, "A Midsummer Night's Dream")
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  • Work : Prize 2 March 1944 (Oscar for Best Cinematography, "The Phantom of the Opera")
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes birth notice (no time given), San Francisco Chronicle, 5 August 1894, page 19, stating his birth was on 2 August.


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (39 years with Evelyn Venable)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Evelyn Venable)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Vocation : Art : Photography (B&W and colour film cinematographer)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (President of the ASC)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame (Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame)
  • Notable : Awards : Oscar (Two for Best Cinematography)