Frank Powolny Jr.
Date of birth : August 13, 1901, Austria.
Date of death : January 5, 1986, Valencia, California ().
* 1930 : 445 Lexington Avenue, Los Angeles ()
* 1932 : 1937 Delta Street, Los Angeles
* 1986 : Newbury Park, Ventura, California.
Profession photographer at the Fox from 1923 to 1966 (;;).
His father Frank (September 25, 1875, Czechoslovakia), himself photographer, left Vienna, Austria with his family in 1913, and immigrated to Clarkson, Nebraska, his wife Marie Powolny (born Charvat January 26, 1862, Czechoslovakia-April 28, 1935, Chicago), and their children :
Ladislav (May 19, 1903, Austria-December 28, 1999), Ignac (or Ignatz) (July 26, 1904, Austria-October 5, 1998), Ludwig (August 18, 1905, Austria-February 1924), William (April 24, 1911, Austria- March 20, 2001),
Eric (or Erich) (May 13, 1913, Austria-May 5, 1991, Nebraska), George (December 19, 1917, Nebraska-August 18, 2009, Seattle, Washington), Joseph (January 18, 1919, Nebraska-December 27, 1999, Nebraska), Angelin (1925, Nebraska), Olga (February 2, 1923, Nebraska-June 23, 2011, Nebraska).
On January 6, 1914, Frank senior applied for a permit to build a photo gallery in Clarkson. The Powolny Photo Studio operated for many years : it was a classy studio in its heyday, with nice chairs, props, and backgrounds.
Frank Jr attended school in Clarkson. During World War I, he sevred a year as an artilleryman in the U.S Army.
Around 1923, Frank Jr left for Hollywood with his brother Lad to join the nascent movie industry.
On September 11, 1932 he married Jeanne DeMos (February 18, 1912, Los Angeles-June 14, 1998, Los
Angeles), a dressmaker, in Los Angeles (,).
He married a second time with Peggy Bruner; they had a daughter, Martha Gay (March 12, 1944, Los Angeles).
He took thousands of stars in photo that ended up in newspapers, magazines and theater lobbies around the
Among them Janet Gaynor (), Shirley Temple (), Lana Turner, Gene Tierney
(), Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Jennifer Jones, Joan Collins and Ann-Margret.
He was also known for his picture of Betty Grable as a pin-up that many G.I'.s carried during World War II
Link with Marilyn
He took many pictures of Marilyn.
Pictures "The Asphalt Jungle" -,-;
Publicity pictures 1950
lamé dress with thin straps --,,
fur stole and telephone ;---,,,
Publicity pictures 1951
Publicity pictures 1952
négligé and globe
Gold top, 1952
Publicity pictures 1953
black dress and rhinestones;-,,,,,,,-,-,-,,;,,;,;-,,,,
dress "Monkey Business"
1953, promotion "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" -,-,,
1953, shooting "How to Marry a Millionaire?"
June 13, 1953, with the head of Fox's camera department, Sol Halprin, with the first Cinemascope lens
Shooting of "The Seven Year Itch", 1954
Shooting of "Bus Stop", 1956 -
He made the annual photographies of the Academy Awards ceremony from 1929 to 1963.