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Sir Alexander Korda

1893 - 1956

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Sir Alexander Korda Marker
Inscription.

Film Producer
worked here
1932-1936

 
Erected 2002 by English Heritage.
 
Location. 51° 30.713′ N, 0° 8.819′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Grosvenor Street just east of Davies Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21-22 Grosvenor Street, City of Westminster, England W1K 4QJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ann Oldfield (within shouting distance of this marker); George Frideric Handel (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Bee Gees (about 150 meters away); Jimi Hendrix (about 150 meters away); Colen Campbell (about 180 meters away); John Adams (approx. 0.2 kilometers away); Prince Talleyrand (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); The Artists Rifles (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Alexander Korda (BFI Screenonline). "Alexander Korda remains an elusive figure and there are still arguments over whether he should best be considered a charlatan or a visionary. Born Sándor László Kellner on 16 September
Sir Alexander Korda Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Sir Alexander Korda Marker - Wide View
1893 in Puszta Turpásztó, an isolated village in Hungary, his family was plunged into poverty when his father, an overseer on a large estate, died. Moving to Budapest in 1909, where he worked in journalism before getting a job as an assistant with a film company, the ambitious and capable Korda was soon Hungary's number one director. Political instability and anti-Semitism following the end of the First World War forced Korda to flee the country. After resuming his career with great success, first in Vienna and then in Berlin, there came three disastrous years in Hollywood. He arrived in Britain in 1931 just as the nascent film industry offered a door of opportunity." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 

2. Alexander Korda (Wikipedia). "Sir Alexander Korda (born Sándor László Kellner, 16 September 1893 – 23 January 1956) was a Hungarian-born British film producer and director. He first worked in Hollywood during the transition to "talkies", from 1926 to 1930....From 1930, Korda became a leading figure in the British film industry, the founder of London Films and the owner of British Lion Films, a film distributing company. Korda was the first filmmaker to have been officially knighted." (Submitted on November 17, 2017.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 17, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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