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Hugo Ballin (1879–1956)

Hugo Ballin was born on March 7, 1879 in New York City, New York, USA. He was an art director and director, known for Vanity Fair (1923), East Lynne (1921) and Married People (1922). He was married to Mabel Ballin. He died on November 27, 1956 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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I do think that the biggest thing about a picture is not what is said or done, but how it is said or done. And the first rule is never make a picture because you see it through the eyes of a success. Imitation is the sincerest flattery - and the worse bore. The second is, never let what the public is going to say worry you while you are making a picture. Wait until after they say it. See more »


American art director, director and producer of silent films, trained in Rome. Began with Goldwyn Pictures in New Jersey in 1917. Many of his films starred his wife, the actress Mabel Ballin. He was also a renowned painter and muralist. His designs include the commemorative medallion for the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics. He also painted the murals at the Griffith Park Observatory in 1934. Ballin ... See more »

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