Harry Lawrenson was an editor for Movietone News. The collection mostly represents Lawrenson’s military service during WWII
and includes scrapbook pages and military service documents. Additionally there are of a small number of photographs that
appear related to Movietone News.
Harry Lawrenson was born in 1901 Liverpool, England and studied commercial advertising at City College of New York. He worked
for Fox Film/Movietone News as an editor in various capacities for 19 years before he applied for temporary appointment in
the U.S. Army during World War II. In 1943, he was assigned as a First Lieutenant to the Signal Corps Photographic Center
where he worked as an editor of war films and was promoted to Captain that same year. Lawrenson filed for and was granted
relief from active duty in 1945 and returned to Fox Film/Movietone.
0.4 linear ft.
(1 flat box)
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