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.
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.