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Paul L. Hoefler (1893–1982)

Paul L. Hoefler was born on September 6, 1893 in Spokane, Washington, USA as Paul Louis Hoefler. He was a cinematographer and producer, known for Leopard Men of Africa (1940), The Bushman (1927) and Africa Speaks! (1930). He died on September 23, 1982 in San Diego, California, USA. See full bio »

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The Bushman Cinematographer
Africa Speaks! Cinematographer


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 1930 Africa Speaks! (Documentary)
 1927 The Bushman (Documentary)
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 1940 Leopard Men of Africa (producer - as Dr. Paul Hoefler)
 1930 Africa Speaks! (Documentary) (producer)
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 1940 Leopard Men of Africa (as Dr. Paul Hoefler)
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 1930 Africa Speaks! (Documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Dr. Paul Hoefler | Paul Hoefler

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Adventurer and documentary film maker. Hoefler produced the earliest motion picture showing Bushmen of southern Africa. In 1931, he made the earliest sound documentary film set in Africa.

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