STEFAN LORANT: MAN IN PICTURES

STEFAN LORANT: MAN IN PICTURES

    Price: $310.00

    Code: 1128
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Paul Cohen
    1997, 48 minutes
    Purchase: $310 | Classroom Rental: $125

    This video chronicles the career of the Budapest-born Stefan Lorant (1901-1997), one of the twentieth century's most influential photo editors and a pioneer in photojournalism. Following a brief stint as a film director in 1920s' Germany, where he made fourteen films, Lorant established a career as an innovative photo editor at some of the country's leading magazines, most notably the Munich Illustrated Press. After a quarrel with Hitler, which resulted in his imprisonment for more than six months, Lorant fled to England, where his book I Was Hitler's Prisoner was published and dramatized on radio. He founded the famous English magazine Picture Post, which published the photos of many of Europe's leading photojournalists, such as Robert Capa, Brassai, and André Kertesz. Lorant moved to the U.S.in 1940, where he wrote numerous pictorial biographies of American presidents such as Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. The video features extensive archival footage, illustrations of many of Lorant's remarkable magazine layouts, and interviews with Lorant in which he recounts his long career, including reminiscences of historical personalities such as Marlene Dietrich, Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill.

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