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Willy Pogany (1882–1955)

Willy Pogany was born on August 24, 1882 in Szeged, Austria-Hungary [now Hungary]. He was an art director, known for Palmy Days (1931), Dames (1934) and Wonder Bar (1934). He was previously married to Elaine Pogany. He died on July 30, 1955. See full bio »


(age 72)

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Known For

Palmy Days Art Department
Dames Art Director
Wonder Bar Art Director
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)
Self (Art Director)

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


Elaine Pogany

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Hungarian-born illustrator of children's books, painter in oils and watercolour, author of instructional books on drawing, creator of famous murals, designer of sets for opera and ballet and occasional Hollywood art director. A graduate of Budapest Technical University, he worked for Samuel Goldwyn at United Artists from 1927, creating giant-size props for the massive ice cream factory set in ... See more »

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