USC Libraries

University of Southern California

skip navigation

Archives at USC

« back to Archives at USC Search

Inventory of the George Hoyningen-Huene photographs

Finding aid prepared by Claude Zachary. Collection processed by Manuscripts, Special Collections staff, © 1999

Summary Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
Hoyningen-Huene, George, 1900-1968
George Hoyningen-Huene photographs
Collection no.
1.0 cubic foot, 2 boxes
Black and white photographs, mounted, of archeological sites and fashion models by the magazine photographer and film designer (1900-1968).

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], George Hoyningen-Huene photographs, Collection no. 0007, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Return to Table of Contents »


Baron George Hoyningen-Huene was born in St. Petersburg, Russia on September 4, 1900. His father was a Russian cavalry officer and his mother was an American Ambassador's daughter. Hoyningen-Huene was brought to England in 1917, and left there for Istanbul in British uniform in 1919 as an interpreter to General Briggs. He returned to joined his family in Biarritz in 1921 and then took an apartment in Paris and took up photography and sketching for his dressmaking sister. He became head photographer for Vogue then Harpers Bazaar, coming to the United States in the 1935 and becoming an American citizen. He was one of the leading fashion photographers of his time. He traveled extensively, producing books on his trips to Africa, Greece, Egypt, Spain, and Mexico. He moved to Hollywood in 1946, first teaching photography at Art Center School and then working in the film industry, mainly with George Cukor, on such films as A Star Is Born (1954) (special color design advisor), Bhowani Junction (1956) (color consultant), A Breath of Scandal (1960) (color advisor, Costume Designer), and Heller in Pink Tights (1960) (color co-ordinator and technical advisor). He also designed homes and gardens. Hoyningen-Huene died in Los Angeles, CA on September 12, 1968.

Return to Table of Contents »

Scope and Content

Black and white photographs, mounted, of archeological sites and fashion models by the magazine photographer and film designer (1900-1968).

Return to Table of Contents »

Administrative Information

Publication Information

USC Libraries Special Collections
© 1999
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles, California, 90089-0189

Revision Description

 Finding aid updated by Sue Luftschein, October 2010


COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.


Purchased from George Hoyningen-Huene.

Return to Table of Contents »

Related Materials

Material Cataloged Separately

The USC Arts Library received Hoyningen-Huene's art book collection.

Return to Table of Contents »

Controlled Access Headings


  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Hoyningen-Huene, George, 1900-1968


  • Archaeology--Photographs
  • Fashion photography--Archival resources
  • Photography, Artistic.

Return to Table of Contents »

Collection Inventory

Box Box


2 1

Return to Table of Contents »