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Emidio Angelo

Club Affiliation

Philadelphia Cinema Club




American Cinematographer Amateur Movie Makers Contest, 1950 - Honorable Mention


Portrait of a Painter (1949)



Biographical Notes:

"Emidio Angelo was born in Philadelphia, a year after his mother and father, a baker, arrived from Italy. He studied art from 1924 to 1928 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Angelo joined The Philadelphia Inquirer as a political cartoonist in 1937 and worked there until 1954. He also drew cartoons for the Saturday Evening Post, Life and Esquire. Angelo drew a strip for the Philadelphia Inquirer entitled ‘Emily and Mabel’, which also ran in more than 130 other newspapers during the early 1950s." Political Cartoon Gallery.

Referenced as "Mike Angelo" in Movie Makers (Feb. 1940, 72). Angelo was a member of the Philadelphia Cinema Club and made several amateur films.

Bibliographic Resources:

"Angelo, Emidio (1903-1990)," via the Political Cartoon Gallery. American Cinematographer, April 1950, 133.