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Alexander Korda (1893-1956), Film producer

Sir Alexander Korda (Alexander Laszlo Kellner)

Sitter in 11 portraits
Born in Hungary, Korda made films in Vienna, Paris, Berlin and Hollywood before moving to Britain in 1931. The following year he founded London Films and began working on The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933). The film turned Korda into the leading figure in the British film industry. With funding from the Prudential Insurance, Korda built the Denham Studios, which later part of the Rank Organisation. He made many successful films there: Rembrandt (1936), The Four Feathers (1939), The Thief of Bagdad (1940) and The Third Man (1949). The Alexander Korda Award for 'Outstanding British Film of the Year' is given in his honour by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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Alexander Korda

by Anthony Wysard
pencil and gouache, circa 1940-1956
NPG 6120


Alexander Korda

by Yousuf Karsh
bromide print, 1949
NPG P490(44)


The opening night of 'The Private Life of Henry VIII'

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 24 October 1933
NPG x135050


The opening night of 'The Private Life of Henry VIII'

by George Woodbine, for Daily Herald
modern bromide print from original negative, 24 October 1933
NPG x135051


Alexander Korda; Merle Oberon

by International News Photos
bromide press print, 22 September 1942
NPG x194012


Diners at Denham Studios Restaurant

by Anthony Wysard
watercolour and pencil, published 1937
NPG D312


Alexander Korda

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate glass negative, 1930s
NPG x19654


Alexander Korda; Merle Oberon

by Alexander Paal
photogravure reproduction tear sheet, published 10 January 1940
NPG x137586

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