Dreier, Hans, 1885-1966

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Birth 1885-08-21
Death 1966-10-24
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English

Biographical notes:

Dreier was born Aug. 21, 1885 in Bremen, Germany; was a student of architecture and a practicing architect in South Africa; he began his film career in 1919 at Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft (UFA) in Berlin; moved to the US in 1923 to join Famous Players-Lasky-Paramount and eventually became head of Paramount's art department, where he spent the rest of his career; he worked with directors such as Josef von Sternberg, Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian, King Vidor, Billy Wilder, and Cecil B. DeMille; received Academy Awards for Frenchmen's creek (1944), Samson and Delilah (1949), and Sunset Boulevard (1950); retired, 1951; died in 1966.

From the description of Collection motion picture set designs, ca. 1920-1951. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38128775

Biography

Dreier was born August 21, 1885 in Bremen, Germany; was a student of architecture and a practicing architect in South Africa; he began his film career in 1919 at Universum Film Aktien Gesellschaft (UFA) in Berlin; moved to the U.S. in 1923 to join Famous Players-Lasky-Paramount and eventually became head of Paramount's art department, where he spent the rest of his career; he worked with directors such as Josef von Sternberg, Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian, King Vidor, Billy Wilder, and Cecil B. DeMille; received Academy Awards for Frenchmen's Creek (1944), Samson and Delilah (1949), and Sunset Boulevard (1950); retired, 1951; died in 1966.

From the guide to the Hans Dreier Collection of Motion Picture Set Designs, ca. 1920-1951, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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Subjects:

  • Motion pictures--Setting and scenery--United States--Archival resources
  • Motion pictures--Setting and scenery--Archival resources
  • Motion picture art directors--Designs--Archival resources

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  • Motion picture art directors--Designs--United States--Archival resources

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