Robinson, Jerome B.

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Robinson was born in NYC on Feb. 25, 1910; an uncle gave him a camera as a birthday gift, and he won first prize in the Radio City Music Hall opening photographic contest; official photographer, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company performing Gilbert and Sullivan operettas in NY, 1930-31; Robinson published a book titled, The complete plays of Gilbert and Sullivan (1938); later joined the staff of Theater arts and Stage magazines and even did theater features for Life magazine; decided to move to Hollywood, CA, in 1943; official photographer, Pasadena Playhouse, 1943-58; began working in major film studios in 1944; called before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in 1950 and declared an unfriendly witness because he refused to testify; he never worked in a motion picture studio again, although his career in the theater continued until 1958; did free-lance work for the Los Angeles Civic Light Opera Assn., the Biltmore Theatre, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Circle Theatre, the Ivar, and many others; died July 9, 1976.

From the description of Theatrical photographs collection, ca. 1930-1955. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38514580

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creatorOf ROBINSON, JEROME. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
referencedIn Gregory, Bern, 1914-. Bern Gregory rodeo photographs, 1958-1988. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
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Birth 1927-02-28



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