Publié par Lapetitemelancolie le 05/02/2019
Laszlo Willinger Sun of Maurus Wilhelm Willinger & Margaret Willinger, Austro-Hungarian photographers who are best known for their portraits of actors of the early silent film era in Berlin.
László Josef Willinger was a Jewish-German photographer, most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities starting in 1937.
He was born on April 16, 1909 Budapest, Hungary . Willinger established photographic studios in Paris and Berlin in 1929 and 1931 respectively, and at the same time submitted his photographs to various newspapers as a freelance contributor. He left Berlin in 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor, settling and working in Vienna, where he began to photograph such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, Pietro Mascagni, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Max Reinhardt.
By the mid-1930s he was travelling through Africa and Asia before being invited by studio photographer Eugene Robert Richee to move to the United States.
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