ELMER FRYER, Warner Bros. Photographer

Elmer Fryer, Mary Astor

Elmer Fryer(1898 – 1944) was in charge of the Stills Dept. in 1929 when Warner Brothers and First National merged. He remained with Warners till 1941 and died at the age of 45  in 1944.

During WW2, he made documentaries while in the Air Force.

I expect his beautiful portraits appeared in all the fan magazines of the 1930s.

My thanks to conradreeder.com for the brief information on Mr. Fryer.

Here are some of his fine portraits.

 

Barbara Stanwyck

 

Fredric March.ANTHONY ADVERSE. 1936

 

Ann Dvorak

 

 

Kay Francis

 

Elmer Fryer

 

Bette Davis

 

Bette Davis

 

 

Errol Flynn. GREEN LIGHT. 1937

 

Bette Davis, Elmer Fryer. 1935

 

Claude Rains. 1936

 

Jane Wyman

 

Constance Bennett

 

Leslie Howard

 

George Brent

 

James Cagney

 

Humphrey Bogart. KID GALAHAD

 

John Payne. KID NIGHTINGALE

 

A nice shot of Elmer Fryer and his wife, Isabelle.

Walter Huston to the right, though I don’t know what the event was, probably an early 1930s Warner Bros. Premiere.

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