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.
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.
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