Inventory of the George Hoyningen-Huene photographs 0007

Finding aid prepared by Claude Zachary. Collection processed by Manuscripts, Special Collections staff
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189
© 1999

Title: George Hoyningen-Huene photographs
Collection number: 0007
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 1.0 cubic foot 2 boxes
Date: 1940s-1960s
Abstract: Black and white photographs, mounted, of archeological sites and fashion models by the magazine photographer and film designer (1900-1968).
creator: Hoyningen-Huene, George, 1900-1968


Purchased from George Hoyningen-Huene.


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Scope and Content

Black and white photographs, mounted, of archeological sites and fashion models by the magazine photographer and film designer (1900-1968).

Material Cataloged Separately

The USC Arts Library received Hoyningen-Huene's art book collection.


Baron George Hoyningen-Huene was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 4, 1900. His father was a Russian cavalry officer and his mother was an American Ambassador's daughter. Hoyningen-Huene was brought to England in 1917, and left there for Istanbul in British uniform in 1919 as an interpreter to General Briggs. He returned to joined his family in Biarritz in 1921 and then took an apartment in Paris and took up photography and sketching for his dressmaking sister. He became head photographer for Vogue then Harpers Bazaar, coming to the United States in the 1935 and becoming an American citizen. He was one of the leading fashion photographers of his time. He traveled extensively, producing books on his trips to Africa, Greece, Egypt, Spain, and Mexico. He moved to Hollywood in 1946, first teaching photography at Art Center School and then working in the film industry, mainly with George Cukor, on such films as A Star Is Born (1954) (special color design advisor), Bhowani Junction (1956) (color consultant), A Breath of Scandal (1960) (color advisor, Costume Designer), and Heller in Pink Tights (1960) (color co-ordinator and technical advisor). He also designed homes and gardens. Hoyningen-Huene died in Los Angeles, CA on September 12, 1968.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], George Hoyningen-Huene photographs, Collection no. 0007, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Hoyningen-Huene, George, 1900-1968
Fashion photography
Photography, Artistic.

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