Monday, March 15, 2010

Remembering Karl Löb

Karl Löb was born on March 15, 1910 in Teplice, Austria-Hungary the son of a cinema owner. He became an assistant cameraman in 1928 and became the assistant of Willy Winterstein and later Carl Hoffman. He photographed German propaganda films during World War II and after the was was over founded a photography studio with Leo White. He became a camera operator and cinematographer again in 1950 and worked on over 80 films during his career from 1931 until 1972. He was cinematographer on four Euro-western films: “The Last Ride to Santa Cruz” (1964), “Frontier Hellcat” (1964), “Flaming Frontier” (1965) and “Thunder at the Border” (1966). Karl died on January 20, 1983 in West Berlin, Germany. Today we remember Karl Löb on what would have been his 100th birthday.

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