Jay Turner (cinematographer)

Jay Turner was an American cinematographer who worked in Hollywood primarily during the 1920s. He frequently collaborated with actor-director Lupino Lane.[1][2][3][4]

Jay Turner
Jay Robert Turner

May 14, 1896
Martinsville, Indiana, USA
DiedOctober 29, 1960 (aged 64)
Los Angeles, California, USA


Jay was born in Martinsville, Indiana, to Harry Turner and Sophinda Williams. The family relocated to Los Angeles when Jay was young, and by 1920, he was working at a film studio as a cameraman. He married Katherine Potter in 1924.[5] His last known project as cinematographer was 1929's Battling Sisters. After that, he appears to have become the building manager for a Hollywood apartment building owned by Lupino Lane.[6]

Selected filmography


  1. American Cinematographer. ASC Holding Corporation. 1922.
  2. Munden, Kenneth White; Institute, American Film (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-20969-5.
  3. "Engages Jay Turner". The South Bend Tribune. 5 Feb 1928. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  4. "Comedies Need Film Details, Director Says". The Los Angeles Times. 2 Oct 1927. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  5. "Mrs. Cyrus B. Christie". The Los Angeles Times. 30 Nov 1924. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  6. "Injured Dancer Sues Comedian". The Los Angeles Times. 28 Jun 1937. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
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