In Memoriam: Zoli Vidor

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In Memoriam: Zoli Vidor


Zoli Vidor, ASC, a cinematographer whose career at various times centered in the studios of New York, Hollywood and several European countries, died March 6 in Palm Springs of complications from pneumonia. He was 83, and had been an ASC member since 1955.

Born in Hungary on March 31, 1910, Vidor attended the Engineering College of Vienna, graduating in 1931. He then worked at various jobs in the Austrian film industry and soon became a cameraman. At Tobis Sascha Studios in Vienna he assisted some of the top European cinematographers, including Curt Courant on Scampolo in 1931, Eugene Schufftan on Oel ins Feuer (produced by Sam Spiegel) in 1932, and Oscar Boville on House of Dreams m 1933. At Hunya in Budapest he worked with Fritz Schultz on several pictures in 193435, including Salto and Ende Schlecht.

He became a director of photography in Vienna in 1934 at Tobis Sascha with Kert Gerron's production, Bretter, followed in 1935 at Rosenhuegel Studio with Letzte Liebe. In 1936 he worked with Franz (later Frank) Planer, ASC in Vienna on Maskerade and photographed Alessandrini's Una Donna at Cinecitta, Rome. He also photographed features in Prague and London.

In 1938 Vidor came to the United States, and in due time he became an American citizen. Unable to enter the unions, he worked for years as a still photographer, including a year in the MGM photo lab. In 1944-45 he joined his fellow Hungarian emigre, George Pal, photographing the Oscar-winning Puppetoon shorts in Technicolor for Paramount. …

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