Joseph La Shelle


Director Of Photography

About

Also Known As
Joseph W La Shelle, Joseph Lashelle, Joe Lashelle, Joe La Shelle
Birth Place
Los Angeles, California, USA
Born
July 09, 1901
Died
August 20, 1989

Biography

Spent 14 years as a camera operator for Arthur Miller before graduating to director of photography in 1943. La Shelle excelled at sleazy, noirish compositions, doing outstanding work in the 1940s, with directors such as Otto Preminger and Henry King, and 60s, especially with Billy Wilder. He also shot several episodes of TV's "The Twilight Zone."...

Biography

Spent 14 years as a camera operator for Arthur Miller before graduating to director of photography in 1943. La Shelle excelled at sleazy, noirish compositions, doing outstanding work in the 1940s, with directors such as Otto Preminger and Henry King, and 60s, especially with Billy Wilder. He also shot several episodes of TV's "The Twilight Zone."

Filmography

 

Cinematography (Feature Film)

80 Steps to Jonah (1969)
Director of Photography
Operation Heartbeat (1969)
Director Of Photography
Kona Coast (1968)
Director of Photography
Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Cinematographer
The Chase (1966)
Director of Photography
Seven Women (1966)
Director of Photography
The Fortune Cookie (1966)
Director of Photography
Wild and Wonderful (1964)
Director of Photography
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Cinematographer
Irma La Douce (1963)
Cinematographer
How the West Was Won (1963)
Director of Photography
A Child Is Waiting (1963)
Cinematographer
The Outsider (1961)
Director of Photography
The Honeymoon Machine (1961)
Director of Photography
All in a Night's Work (1961)
Director of Photography
The Apartment (1960)
Director of Photography
Career (1959)
Director of Photography
The Naked and the Dead (1958)
Director of Photography
The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Director Of Photography
No Down Payment (1957)
Director of Photography
Crime of Passion (1957)
Director of Photography
The Bachelor Party (1957)
Photography
The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown (1957)
Photography
I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
Director of Photography
The Abductors (1957)
Director of Photography
Fury at Showdown (1957)
Director of Photography
Run for the Sun (1956)
Photography
The Conqueror (1956)
Director of Photography
Our Miss Brooks (1956)
Director of Photography
Storm Fear (1956)
Photography
Marty (1955)
Photography
River of No Return (1954)
Director of Photography
Mister Scoutmaster (1953)
Director of Photography
My Cousin Rachel (1953)
Director of Photography
Dangerous Crossing (1953)
Director of Photography
Something for the Birds (1952)
Director of Photography
The Outcasts of Poker Flat (1952)
Director of Photography
Les Miserables (1952)
Director of Photography
The Guy Who Came Back (1951)
Director of Photography
The 13th Letter (1951)
Director of Photography
Elopement (1951)
Director of Photography
Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
Director of Photography
Under My Skin (1950)
Director of Photography
Mother Didn't Tell Me (1950)
Director of Photography
The Jackpot (1950)
Director of Photography
Mister 880 (1950)
Director of Photography
Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Director cine
Come to the Stable (1949)
Director of Photography
Everybody Does It (1949)
Director of Photography
The Fan (1949)
Director of Photography
Deep Waters (1948)
Director of Photography
Captain from Castile (1948)
Director of Photography
The Luck of the Irish (1948)
Director of Photography
Road House (1948)
Director of Photography
The Late George Apley (1947)
Director of Photography
The Foxes of Harrow (1947)
Director of Photography
Cluny Brown (1946)
Director of Photography
If I'm Lucky (1946)
Director of Photography
Claudia and David (1946)
Director of Photography
Fallen Angel (1945)
Director of Photography
A Bell for Adano (1945)
Director of Photography
Hangover Square (1945)
Director of Photography
Thunderhead, Son of Flicka (1945)
Camera crew
Doll Face (1945)
Director of Photography
The Eve of St. Mark (1944)
Director of Photography
Take It or Leave It (1944)
Director of Photography
Laura (1944)
Director of Photography
Bermuda Mystery (1944)
Director of Photography
Happy Land (1943)
Director of Photography
Here I Am a Stranger (1939)
Camera Operator
Submarine Patrol (1938)
Assistant Camera
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
2nd Camera
The Baroness and the Butler (1938)
Camera Operator
Black Sheep (1935)
Camera
It's a Small World (1935)
Camera Operator
Charlie Chan's Courage (1934)
Camera Operator
My Weakness (1933)
Camera Operator
Sailor's Luck (1933)
Camera Operator
The Last Trail (1933)
Camera Operator
The Man Who Dared: An Imaginative Biography (1933)
2nd Camera
Hold Me Tight (1933)
Camera Operator
Me and My Gal (1932)
Camera Operator
Cimarron (1931)
Camera crew--Land rush scenes
Whispering Smith (1926)
2d cine
Rocking Moon (1926)
Director of Photography

Life Events

1943

Debut as cinematographer with "Happy Land"

Photo Collections

How the West Was Won - Program Book
Here is the souvenir Program Book sold at Roadshow engagements for the 1962 epic in Cinerama, How the West Was Won.

Videos

Movie Clip

Come To The Stable (1949) - Sisters From France Jumped by director Henry Koster from the idyllic village where they first arrived, the sisters (Loretta Young and Celeste Holm as Margaret and Scolastica), seeking land for their school, appear in the offices of a New England bishop (Basil Ruysdael), received by his aide (Regis Toomey), in Come To The Stable, 1949.
Marty (1955) - I'm The Stocky One Unmarried butcher Ernest Borgnine (title character), in one of the scenes that doubtless won him his Academy Award, having grown alarmed over proposed changes in his domestic status, calls up a girl he hardly knows, Delbert Mann directing from Paddy Chayefsky's screenplay, in Marty, 1955.
Irma La Douce (1963) - Stomach Of Paris A portion of Louis Jourdan's opening narration from the Billy Wilder-I.A.L. Diamond script, introducing the Rue Casanova, Shirley MacLaine (title character) and her "Mec" Hippolyte (Bruce Yarnell), in Wilder's Irma La Douce, 1963.
Irma La Douce (1963) - Green Underwear Introduced by narration as an honest policeman, first scene for Nestor (Jack Lemmon), discovering the red-light district and it's leading citizen Shirley MacLaine (title character), in Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce, 1963.
Irma La Douce (1963) - He Can Take Care Of Himself New-on-the-beat Paris cop Nestor (Jack Lemmon) has herded all the girls into the paddy wagon, unaware of the police sanction for prostitution, only Shirley MacLaine (title character) showing any sympathy, in Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce, 1963.
Irma La Douce (1963) - Can I Take Your Stockings Off? Having bested her pimp in a comic fistfight, newly-fired ingenue policeman Nestor (Jack Lemmon) is invited by Shirley MacLaine (tite character) to her non-work Paris address, in Billy Wilder's Irma La Douce, 1963.
Marty (1955) - Blind Date With A Dog Visiting the "Stardust Ballroom" in the Bronx, having grown desperate about his bachelor status, Ernest Borgnine (title character) meets callous "Herb," (Nick Brkch), whose treatment of Clara (Betsy Blair), whom we've just met, displeases him, in director Delbert Mann's Marty, 1955.
Marty (1955) - I Have A Feeling About You Having unexpectedly hit it off with Clara (Betsy Blair), a schoolteacher dumped on a blind date whom he graciously rescued, bachelor butcher Ernest Borgnine (title character) winds up talking about his life and family, in his Academy Award-winning performance in Marty, 1955.
Marty (1955) - They Get The Married The opening from director Delbert Mann and writer Paddy Chayefsky, Ernest Borgnine in his Academy Award-winning title role, character actress Minerva Urecal his customer, in Marty, 1955, co-starring Betsy Blair.
Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) - I'm Getting Richer Consulting with just-demoted cop Dixon (Dana Andrews) and Klein (Bert Freed) ex-con Willie (Don Appell) leads us to the casino run by Scalise (Gary Merrill), where Texan Morrison (Harry von Zell), is entertained by Morgan (Gene Tierney) and her almost-ex husband Paine (Craig Stevens), in Otto Preminger's Where The Sidewalk Ends, 1950.
Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) - Worst Food In Town Cop Dixon (Dana Andrews) with witness Morgan (Gene Tierney), getting acquainted at the restaurant run by Martha (Ruth Donnelly), then taking a call from colleagues (Bert Freed, Karl Malden), in Otto Preminger's Where The Sidewalk Ends, 1950.
Where The Sidewalk Ends (1950) - Sinking Pretty Low Bruised model Morgan (Gene Tierney) at work with a designer (Tierney's husband Oleg Cassini!), with a friend (Peggy O'Connor), then visited by cops Dixon (Dana Andrews) and Klein (Bert Freed), in Otto Preminger's Where The Sidewalk Ends, 1950.

Trailer

Laura - (Re-issue Trailer) A police detective (Dana Andrews) falls in love with the woman (Gene Tierney) whose murder he's investigating in Laura (1944), directed by Otto Preminger.
Chase, The - (Original Trailer) A convict's escape ignites passions in his hometown in The Chase (1966) starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda and Robert Redford.
Barefoot in the Park - (Original Trailer) Robert Redford and Jane Fonda star in Neil Simon's comedy Barefoot In The Park (1967) about newlyweds in New York.
Seven Women - (Original Trailer) Seven women staffing an isolated Chinese mission fight to survive a bandit attack in John Ford's last movie Seven Women (1966).
Mister 880 - (Original Trailer) A beloved old man is secretly Mister 880, an amateurish counterfeiter in Mister 880 (1950) starring Burt Lancaster as the agent out to get him.
Kiss Me, Stupid - (Original Trailer) A roadside waitress (Kim Novak) is set as bait for a barely disguised Dean Martin in Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964).
Dangerous Crossing - (Original Trailer) When a bride (Jeanne Crain) goes on a ocean liner with her new husband, he goes into hiding, and she becomes the target of a murder conspiracy in Dangerous Crossing (1953).
80 Steps To Jonah - (Original Trailer) A young man (Wayne Newton) hiding from the law takes refuge in a summer camp for blind children in 80 Steps To Jonah (1969).
Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm - (Original Trailer) A radio producer finds the perfect Little Miss America in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938) starring Shirley Temple.
Naked and the Dead, The - (Original Trailer) A green lieutenant comes up against incompetent officers and a sadistic sergeant during World War II in The Naked and the Dead (1958), directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Aldo Ray.
Honeymoon Machine, The - (Original Trailer) Two sailors discover a way to beat the roulette tables in a Venice casino in The Honeymoon Machine (1961), starring Steve McQueen.
Fortune Cookie, The -- (Original Trailer) A crooked lawyer trumps up an insurance case for a cameraman injured at a pro football game in The Fortune Cookie (1966), directed by Billy Wilder and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau.

Family

Audrey Russell
Sister
Barbara Gardner
Daughter
Joseph W La Shelle Jr
Son

Bibliography