Harry Lachman

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Harry B. Lachman (June 29, 1886 - March 19, 1975) was an American artist, set designer, and film director.[1]

Biography[edit]

He was born in La Salle, Illinois on June 29, 1886. Lachman was educated at the University of Michigan before becoming a magazine and book illustrator, contributing 4 colour illustrations to the 1907 work John Smith, Gentleman Adventurer by Charles Harcourt Ainslie Forbes-Lindsay.[2] In 1911, he emigrated to Paris where he earned a substantial reputation as a post impressionist painter and was awarded the Légion d'Honneur by the French government.

Lachman's interest in motion pictures stemmed from his position as a set designer in Nice, leading to work on Mare Nostrum in 1925. He worked as a director in France and England before settling in Hollywood in 1933. His credits include Down Our Street, Baby Take a Bow, Dante's Inferno, Our Relations, and Dr. Renault's Secret.

In 1938 he married Jue Quon Tai. Lachman returned to painting in the 1940s. He died on March 19, 1975.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Harry Lachman, A Film Director. Former Painter Dead at 88 Decorated by French". New York Times. March 21, 1975. Retrieved 2013-12-30. Harry Lachman, a painter and film director, died yesterday of a heart attack at his home in Beverly Hills. He was 88 years old. 
  2. ^ C.H. Forbes-Lindsay, John Smith: Gentleman Adventurer J.B. Lippincott Company, 1907.

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