Faxon M. Dean

Faxon M. Dean was an American cinematographer who worked in Hollywood primarily during the silent era.[1] He worked on many of director Charles Maigne's films, and was Mary Miles Minter's personal cameraman for a time.[2][3]

Faxon M. Dean
Faxon Martin Dean

(1890-05-26)May 26, 1890
DiedMay 25, 1965(1965-05-25) (aged 74)


Faxon was born in Guyton, Georgia, to Herbert Dean and Amelia Warmsley. He married Margaret Hurley, and the pair had two children together. He got his professional career as a newspaper photographer before trying his hand as a cinematographer in 1911.[4] He was an early member of the American Society of Cinematographers.[5]

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  1. ^ Wohl, Robert (2005). The Spectacle of Flight: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1920–1950. Yale University Press. p. 118. ISBN 978-0-300-10692-3. faxon m. dean.
  2. ^ "Savoy Today Only". Shawnee News-Star. May 14, 1921. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Mary Miles Minter in 'Under the Big Top'". Salt Lake Telegram. April 29, 1921. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Stirring Romance Rides". The Tennessean. July 16, 1922. Retrieved December 13, 2019.
  5. ^ American Cinematographer. ASC Holding Corporation. 1922.