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Laszlo Willinger

(1909-1989), Photographer

Artist associated with 7 portraits
After having been taught photography by his mother, Willinger established photographic studios in Paris and Berlin in 1929 and 1931, and at the same time submitted his photographs to various newspapers as a freelance contributor. He left Berlin in 1933, and worked in Vienna, photographing such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Max Reinhardt. He moved to the United States in the mid-1930s. 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. He was one of the first Hollywood photographers to experiment in the use of colour.

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Vivien Leigh, by Laszlo Willinger - NPG P238

Vivien Leigh

by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1940
NPG P238

Laurence Olivier, by Laszlo Willinger - NPG P236

Laurence Olivier

by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1940
NPG P236

(Eileen Evelyn) Greer Garson, by Laszlo Willinger - NPG x21556

(Eileen Evelyn) Greer Garson

by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x21556

Maureen O'Sullivan, by Laszlo Willinger - NPG x21661

Maureen O'Sullivan

by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1930s
NPG x21661

Tilly Losch, by Laszlo Willinger - NPG x135861

Tilly Losch

by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1937
NPG x135861

Vivien Leigh as Lady Hamilton in 'That Hamilton Woman', by Robert Coburn, or by  Laszlo Willinger - NPG x128515

Vivien Leigh as Lady Hamilton in 'That Hamilton Woman'

by Robert Coburn, or by Laszlo Willinger
bromide print, 1941
NPG x128515

John Kobal, by Laszlo Willinger - NPG x137569

John Kobal

by Laszlo Willinger
resin print, 1985?
NPG x137569

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