Atelier Willinger

Laszlo Willinger Sun of Maurus Wilhelm Willinger  &  Margaret Willinger, Austro-Hungarian photographers who are best known for their portraits of actors of the early silent film era in Berlin.

László Josef Willinger was a Jewish-German photographer, most noted for his portrait photography of movie stars and celebrities starting in 1937.

He was born on April 16, 1909  Budapest, Hungary . Willinger established photographic studios in Paris and Berlin in 1929 and 1931 respectively, and at the same time submitted his photographs to various newspapers as a freelance contributor. He left Berlin in 1933 when Adolf Hitler became chancellor, settling and working in Vienna, where he began to photograph such celebrities as Marlene Dietrich, Hedy Lamarr, Pietro Mascagni, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and Max Reinhardt.

By the mid-1930s he was travelling through Africa and Asia before being invited by studio photographer Eugene Robert Richee to move to the United States.

He crossed into the United States at Mexicali, Mexico on December 20, 1937 and resided in Los Angeles, California.

After establishing a studio in Hollywood, California, Willinger became a frequent contributor to magazines and periodicals, providing magazine cover portraits of some of the most popular stars. Willinger was one of the first Hollywood photographers to experiment in the use of color.

In later years, shortly before his death, Willinger was accused of stalking some celebrities of the time, including Charlie Chaplin. An investigation into the matter led to the uncovering of thousands of personal pictures of the male comedy star ( source wilkipedia.)

All the photgraphy are undated, but we can make the hypothesis, since it has settled in viennia in which these date from this time around 1930

Atelier Willinger (Wien). Sonja Georgiewand nd_

 

Atelier Willinger (Wien).Mara Ziperowitz als Merkur 1925

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Cäcilie Lvovsky nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Dagny Servaes in Turandot , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Muna Libravic nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Anny Fey Moulin Rouge, Wien , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Else Köring

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Inge Epp., nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Adele Heid, dancer from Moulin Rouge , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Les Kervas

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Lily Damita , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Ly Astra nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Anna Bathy nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Karl Farkas in a scene with 2 girls. , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Ly Horki , nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Charlotte Ander nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) – Emmy Kosarynd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Alba Tiberio, nd

Atelier Willinger- Gertrud Bodenwieser 1930

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Edmonde Guy, nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Nina Payne 1928

Atelier Willinger, Wien- Nina Payne 1928

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Nina Payne was Mystery Dancer 1916

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Mill Silvano , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Margarethe Freudenreich Solo dancer of the Vienna Court Opera, nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Lore Wigand nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.)-Erna Carise., nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Adele Heid nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Christa de Vignos nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Hilde Wagener as Vasantasena at the Vienna Burgtheater nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Mia Lucka nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Ria Hellwein nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Janka Ladowska , nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Hilde Holger in Grotesk Charleston, nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Miquette Hirmer Members of the dance group Bodenwieser, nd

Atelier Willinger (Wien.) -Juita Fuentes in Madame Butterfly , nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) -Rita Walter, photomontge nd

Atelier Willinger,( Wien.) – Maria Orska nd

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Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)

Sent M’Ahesa

“Such confusion of identity did not apply in the case of Sent M’Ahesa (Elsa von Carlberg 1893-1970), whom audiences persisted in identifying with Egyptian dances (though her dance aesthetic  included images from other ancient o exotic cultures). She performed all her dances solo. Born in Latvia, she went to Berlin in 1907 with her sister to study Egyptology but became so enchanted with ancient Egyptian art and artifacts that she decided to pursue her interest through dance rather than scholarship… Under he name of Sent M’Ahesa, she presented a program of Egyptian dances in Munich in December 1909 (Ettlinger). From then until the mid-1920s, she achieved fame for her exceptionally dramatic dances dominated by motifs from ancient Egyptian iconography. …

Her dances always functioned in relation to intricate, highly decorative costumes of her own design, so that it appeared as if she chose movements for their effect upon her costume.  In her moon goddess (or Isis) dance, she attached large, diaphanous cloth wings to her black-sleeved arms… Sent M’Ahesa often exposed her flesh below the navel, but I have yet to find a picture of her in which she exposed her hair, so keen was she on the use of wigs, helmets, caps, scarves, kerchiefs, tiaras, masks, and crowns. In her peacock dance, she attached a large fan of white feather plumes to her spine. In other dances, she draped herself with tassels, decorative aprons, double sashes, layers of jeweled necklaces, and arm, wrist, and ankle bracelets. Only in her Indian dances did she wear anything resembling pants. …

… her body was wonderfully svelte, and her face displayed a cool, chiseled beauty, I think, rather, that she sought to decontextualise female beauty and erotic feeling from archetypal images of them originating in cultures other than her own or her audience’s; she sought to dramatize a tension between a modern female body and old images of female desire and desirability. Ettlinger, in 1910, was perhaps more accurate when he remarked that

“Sent M’Ahesa’s dance has nothing to do with what one commonly understands as dance. She does not produce “beautiful,” “sensually titillating” effects. She does not represent feelings, “fear,” “horror,” “lust,” “despair,” as “lovely.” Her are requires its own style. Her movements are angular, geometrically uncircular, just as we find them in old Egyptian paintings and reliefs. Neither softness of line nor playful grace are the weapons with which she puts us under her spell. On the contrary: her body constructs hard, quite unnaturally broken lines. Arms and legs take on nearly doll-like attitudes. But precisely this deliberate limiting of gestures gives her the possibility of until now unknown, utterly minute intensities, the most exquisite of refinements of bodily expression. With a sinking of the arm of only a few millimeters, she calls forth effects which all the tricks of the ballet school cannot teach.”

Sent M’Ahesa was similar to Schrenck in one respect, even though Schrenck never performed exotic dances: both project and intensely erotic aura while moving within a very confined space. They showed persuasively that convincing signification of erotic desire or pleasure did not depend on a feeling of  freedom in space, as exemplified in the convention of ballet and modern dance, with their cliched use of runs, leaps, pirouettes, and aerial acrobatics. These dancers revealed that erotic aura intensifies in relation to an acute sense of bodily confinement, of the body imploding, turning in on itself, riddled with tensions and contradictory pressures. They adopted movements to portray the body being squeezed and twisted, drifting in to a repertoire of squirms, spasms, angular thrusts, muscular suspensions. Contortionist dancing is perhaps the most extreme expression of this aesthetic. But Sent M’Ahesa complicated the matter by doing exotic dances – that is, she confined her body within a remote cultural-historical context, as if to suggest that the ecstatic body imploded metaphorical as well as physical space.”

Karl Eric Toepfer, “Solo Dancing,” in Karl Eric Toepfer. Empire of Ecstasy: Nudity and Movement in German Body Culture, 1910-1935. University of California Press, 1997, pp. 175-179.  artblart.com

 

Atelier binder – The dancer Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)portrait – 1919

 

Atelier binder – The dancer Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)portrait – 1919

Atelier binder – The dancer Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg)portrait – 1919

Sent M’Ahesa by Josef Pesci published in Deutsche kunst und dekoration by Koch, Alex. (Alexander), 1860-1939

Sent M’Ahesa by Josef Pesci published in Deutsche kunst und dekoration by Koch, Alex. (Alexander), 1860-1939

Hanns Holdt- Elsa Carlsberg aka Sent M´ahesa in The Artistic Dance Our Time by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel, 1928 .

Hugo Erfurt, Dresden. La danza artística de nuestro tiempo 1928(Foto. Theatermuseum Düsseldorf)

Hugo Erfurt, Dresden. La danza artística de nuestro tiempo 1928

Hugo Erfurt, Dresden. La danza artística de nuestro tiempo 1928

Franz Löwy – Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa ( from Historical Magazine- Photos ) , 1910

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance Our Time by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel, 1928

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance Our Time by Hermann Aubel and Marianne Aubel, 1928

Else von Carlberg (lavanimi Sent Mahesa)1923 aire.opera.ee

Hannes Holdt -Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) – Dancer, Sweden – portrait – 1918

Hannes Holdt -Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) – Dancer, Sweden – portrait – 1917, published in 1920

Hanns Holdt -Sent M’Ahesa 1928

Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) by Hanns Holdt, Berlin, 1928

Franz Löwy, Sent M’Ahesa (Elsa von Carlberg) in peacock costume , c 1928 from The artistic dance of our time by H. and M Aubel. Leipzig K. R. Langewiesche, 1928

 

sent-mahesa-dancer-sweden-portrait-1909

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance , 1920

Sent Mahesa Else von Carlberg-Hogo Erfurth, resden aus der kunstlerische tanz unserer zeit,1928

Hanns Holdt – Sent M’Ahesa 1917, From The Artistic Dance of Our Time 1928

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance , 1917 HALFTONE Photograph

Hanns Holdt- Elsa von Carlberg aka Sent M´ahesa München in The Artistic Dance , 1917 HALFTONE Photograph From The Artistic Dance of Our Time 1928

Sent M’ahesa (Else von Carlberg) – Dancer, Sweden – portrait – 1913

Madame d’Ora (Arthur Benda) -Sent M’Ahesa, nd

Madame d’Ora

Madame d’Ora – Walk in the parck 1930s

Madame D'Ora- The Dancer Rigmor Rasmussen, phtogravure, ca. 1927

Madame D’Ora- The Dancer Rigmor Rasmussen, phtogravure, ca. 1927

Madame D'Ora- The Dancer Rigmor Rasmussen, phtogravure, ca. 1927

Madame D’Ora- The Dancer Rigmor Rasmussen, phtogravure, ca. 1927

Madame d'Ora -Dancer Alice Nikitinamit portrait with a brown felt toque covered with brown glycerinized rooster feathers curled around the head._e

Madame d’Ora -Dancer Alice Nikitinamit portrait with a brown felt toque covered with brown glycerinized rooster feathers curled around the head.

Madame d'Ora (Arthur Benda) -Sent M_Ahesa, nd

Madame d’Ora (Arthur Benda) -Sent M’Ahesa, nd

Madame d’Ora-Frl. Eskenasy, Aktstudie. Circa 1924. Vintage warm-toned gelatin silver print

Madame d’Ora- Benda Vanessa, 1930s

Madame d’Ora Girl with duvet 1920s

Madame D’Ora- Princess Ileana’s Trousseau, Glossy fiber silver gelatin , 1931

Madame d’Ora -Mary Wigman and her company. Vienna. 1924.

Madame d’Ora -Bodenwieser-Schule, Vienna 1925

OTHERS ARTICLES MADAME D’ORA

Hanna Elkan

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)Rote Groteske,1922-25

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Golden mask, Goldene Maske, 1935

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Rote Groteske 1922-25

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)[Title unknown], 1930-40

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) The Green Devil Der Grüne Teufel, nd

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) The Green Devil Der Grüne Teufel, nd

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Monastic Gown, 1924-25 1

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Monastic Gown, 1924-25

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Indian Impression, 1924-39 1

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Indian Impression, 1924-39 2

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Indian Impression, 1924-39 3

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon) Indian Impression, 1924-39

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)[Title unknown], 1930-40

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)Tartaarse einddansen en Dans no. 2, 1927

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)Tartaarse einddansen en Dans no. 2, 1927

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)Tartaarse einddansen en Dans no. 2, 1927

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- pupil Gertrud Leistikow, 1940

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- pupil Gertrud Leistikow, 1940

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)- Gertrud Leistikow (persoon)Tartaarse einddansen en Dans no. 2, 1927

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)-Groteske-zonder masker, 1921

Hanna Elkan (Fotografie)-Menuet, Gertrud Leistikow (persoon), nd

Tanzgruppe Olga Suschitzky

Weitzmann. Tanzgruppe Olga Suschitzky 1927 (Ruth Suschitzky, Rudolf Lämmel). Der Moderne Tanz, Oestergaard, Berlin o. J.

Groupe de danse Olga Suschitzky 1927

Wagner. Tanzgruppe Olga Suschitzky 1927 (Rudolf Lämmel). Der Moderne Tanz, Oestergaard, Berlin o. J.

František Drtikol -The dancer Ervina Kupferova

František Drtikol -The dancer Ervina Kupferova dressed as a princess adored by two servants, 1919, , pHraha, pigment print