Hildegard Knef by Frank Powolny, 1952

Hildegard Knef, c1952 (Frank Powolny)

FRANK POWOLNY – AP – January 11, 1986. Frank Powolny, the photographer who snapped the famous World War II swimsuit picture of Betty Grable, has died. As head portrait and still photographer at 20th Century-Fox, and a predecessor company, from 1923 to 1966, Mr. Powolny captured thousands of stars in photos that ended up in newspapers, magazines and theater lobbies around the world. His subjects included Janet Gaynor, Tom Mix, Shirley Temple, Lana Turner, Gene Tierney, Humphrey Bogart, Bing Crosby, Jennifer Jones, Joan Collins and Ann-Margret. In 1962, Mr. Powolny took the last known still photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the set of “Something’s Got to Give,” a week before her death.

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