Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Remembering Paul C. Vogel

Paul C. Vogel was born on April 22, 1899 in New York City, New York. His brother, Joseph R. Vogel, was a vice president of Loew's, Inc. and later president of MGM.
Vogel began his career in the 1920s and, aside from taking a break from film to serve in World War II, worked steadily until retiring in 1967. One of his more challenging films was Robert Montgomery's Chandler film noir “Lady in the Lake” (1947), which was completely shot from the point of view of the protagonist. Two years later, he won the Academy Award for Best Cinematography for “Battleground” (1949). Among his other credits are “The Tell-Tale Heart” (1941), “Angels in the Outfield” (1951), “The Tender Trap” (1955), “High Society” (1956), “The Time Machine” (1960), “The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm” (1962), “Hold On!”, and his only Euro-western “Return of the Seven” (both 1966).
Vogel died at the actors home in Woodland Hills, California on November 24, 1975.
Today we remember Paul C. Vogel on what would have been his 115th birthday.


  1. Paul Charles Vogel also served in World War One. He enlisted on April 24, 1917 in New York, was assigned to the 28th C.A.C. in New York. He sailed for foreign duty on June 14, 1918 on the SS Walmer Castle and served in Italy during the Vittorio Veneto Offensive. He received an "Excellent" discharge out of Camp Mills in New York as a Private First Class on July 2, 1919, after having spent most of his service with the Photographic Division - 25th Service Co. Signal Corps out of New York.

    In May 1933, he lived at 7850 Sunset Boulevard (the Villa Rosa Apartments) in Los Angeles (Phone HE 1856), and gave his business address and occupation as "M.G.M. Studios" (RE 0211) and "Cameraman."

    1. Hi,can I ask where you obtained your information on my great uncle?

  2. Thank you for the interesting additional information.

  3. Gentlemen, Paul C. Vogel was my great uncle. Curious as to where you obtained the military and general background information.

  4. I found the information at Wikipedia.