Baron George Hoyningen-Huene, celebrated fashion photographer and motion picture color consultant, photographed for
Harper’s Bazaar from 1925 to 1945 and coordinated aesthetics for film director George Cukor. In addition to drafts of Baron George Hoyningen-Huene’s
unpublished memoirs, the collection includes his estate settlement and published and unpublished drafts of biographies of
Hoyningen-Huene by William Ewing and Oreste Pucciani and related correspondence.
Baron George Hoyningen-Huene was a fashion photographer and motion picture color consultant known for capturing a sense of
natural motion in his subjects. Born in 1900 to a Baltic Baron and to the daughter of an American diplomat to Russia, Hoyningen-Huene
grew up in the privilege of aristocratic Imperial Russia. Although his father was chief equerry of the Imperial Court and
his father’s family had been Russian subjects for over 200 years, Hoyningen-Huene did not consider himself Russian. While
growing up he and many other people in his circle indulgently entertained socialist theory, to which Hoyningen-Huene had been
introduced by his tutor with whom he was in love, Ivan Ivanovich, they were disillusioned by the Revolutions of 1917 and lost
hope that the Revolutions would effect positive change. In 1917, he and his mother fled Yalta after their house was raided
in the night, leaving Hoyningen-Huene without a country or permanent home. Hoyningen-Huene went on to finish his education
at a boarding school in the English countryside.
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