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Willy Pogany (1882–1955)

Willy Pogany was born on August 24, 1882 in Szeged, Austria-Hungary. He is known for his work on Dames (1934), Wonder Bar (1934) and Palmy Days (1931). He was married to Elaine Pogany. He died on July 30, 1955. See full bio »


(age 72)

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Dames Art Director
Wonder Bar Art Director
Palmy Days Art Department
Tonight or Never Art Department


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 1937 Make a Wish
 1934 Flirtation
 1934 Dames
 1934 Wonder Bar
 1932 The Mummy (uncredited)
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 1934 Flirtation (set designer)
 1931 Tonight or Never (settings)
 1931 The Unholy Garden (settings)
 1931 Palmy Days (settings)
 1927 The Devil Dancer (set designer)
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 1940 Adventures of Tom Thumb Jr. (Short) (character designer - uncredited)
 1939 Scrambled Eggs (Short) (animator) / (character designer)
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 1934 Kid Millions (Technicolor sequence, uncredited)
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 1935 Dante's Inferno (technical staff)
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 1933 Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (Short)
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 1999 Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (Video documentary short)
Himself (Art Director)
 1987 Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story (TV Series documentary)
Himself (clip from Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (1933))
- A Woman's Lot (1987) ... Himself (clip from Hollywood on Parade No. A-9 (1933)) (uncredited)

Personal Details

Other Works:

At 27, he illustrated in the Art Nouveau style of the period, a 1910 book edition of Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. The leather-bound book was published in a limited edition of 500.

Alternate Names:

Willy Pogány

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