Laszlo Willinger

( 1909 - 1989 )

Laszlo Willinger was a photographer most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities during the 1930s and 1940s. Taught photography by his mother, Willinger established photographic studios in Paris and Berlin. 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. By the mid 1930s he was invited by the photographer Eugene R. Richee to move to the United States. After establishing a studio in Hollywood, Willinger became a frequent contributor to magazines and periodicals, providing magazine cover portraits of some of the most popular stars.

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