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Klinger (Walter A.) papers
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Description
The Walter A. Klinger (1912-2003) papers consists of photographs, correspondence, clippings, and typescripts that document the pre-war Austrian lives of Walter, his wife Hertha, and father Adolf; their emigration via Trinidad in the early 1940’s; and from their lives in the United States. Walter A. Klinger was born May 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria. In 1929, he began working for Warner Bros. in Vienna, and subsequently spent his entire career working in some aspect of the film industry. He and his family emigrated to the United States in 1940, settling in Los Angeles. He died on March 15, 2003 in Camarillo, California.
Background
Walter A. Klinger was born May 12, 1912 in Vienna, Austria to Adolf Klinger and his wife Julia Bellak Klinger. He attended the Academy of Commerce, followed by business school. From school age, he worked toward fluency in French and English in addition to his native German, skills that would proved to be useful to him in his later work. Beginning in 1929, Klinger moved from his job for Warner Bros. in Vienna to Berlin and worked for the American Film Industry, and later Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. On 1935 September 22, Klinger married Hertha Bley, daughter of Paul Bley and Josefine Koffler Bley, in Vienna. Hertha had attended the Wiener Handelsakademie fuer Maedchen and graduated in 1930.
Extent
6.67 Linear Feet 13 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.