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Laszlo Willinger

February 01, 2018

Laszlo Willinger: Vintage Hollywood Photography Laszlo Willinger was a German-Jewish photographer, who became famous for his portraits of famous film stars and other well known figures.  Willinger established his studio in Hollywood, California in 1937 and began photographing various film stars. At this time, Willinger successfully landed a career with MGM studios as photographer Ted Allan's successor.  He also began contributing portraits of celebrities to magazines and periodicals. Willinger's brought a new and fresh look to MGM and Hollywood photography. His use of light and angle give his photographs a crisp luminescence that was very sophisticated for the time. In 1986 Willinger wrote, "I tried to make a photograph as dramatic as possible by lighting dramatically." Jack Buetel This piece is an...

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