Rudi Feld

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Rudi Feld
Born 22 December 1896
Berlin, German Empire
Died 25 March 1994
Santa Monica, California
United States
Occupation Art director
Years active 1920-1969 (film)

Rudi Feld (1896–1994) was a German art director who settled and worked for many years in the United States.


Feld was born Rudi Feilchenfeld in Berlin, the elder brother of the actor Fritz Feld. During his early career he worked designing posters for revue and cabaret shows, before graduatating to creating film sets. Feld worked in the German film industry during the boom years of the late silent era. He was employed by the German Major studio UFA as head of advertising.[1] He designed the exterior displays of the flagship UFA cinema Ufa-Palast am Zoo for each new premiere.


Following the Nazi rise to power in 1933, the Jewish Feld went into exile. Feld settled in Mandatory Palestine where he briefly owned a nightclub. In 1937 he emigrated to the United States and from the mid-1940s he found regular work in the American film industry. Feld was frequently employed by smaller Hollywood studios such as Eagle-Lion during the postWorld War II years, and continued working until 1969.

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  1. ^ Ward p.193


  • Prawer, S.S. Between Two Worlds: The Jewish Presence in German and Austrian Film, 1910–1933. Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Ward, Janet. Weimar Surfaces: Urban Visual Culture in 1920s Germany. University of California Press, 2001.

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