The Harry Horner papers consist of correspondence, notebooks, sketchbooks, programs, clippings, scripts, and scrapbooks, 1924-2000,
created and collected by director and production designer Harry Horner. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence,
both professional and personal. It also includes two of Horner's personal sketchbooks; clippings and related ephemera pertaining
to Max Reinhardt; film scripts; and biographical statements written by Horner. Harry Horner was born in Czechoslovakia in
1910, and after graduating from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture, he joined Max Reinhardt's repertory
company in Vienna. He came to New York with Reinhardt in 1935 and became a US citizen in 1940. Horner became a noted production
designer and director in Hollywood, on Broadway, for operatic productions and large pageants. He won 2 Academy Awards and
was nominated for an additional six. He died in Los Angeles in 1994.
Harry Horner, two-time Academy Award-winning production designer, director and producer, was born in Czechoslovakia in 1910
and raised in Vienna. After graduating from the University of Vienna with a degree in architecture, he worked as an architect
for a year, then turned to acting under the guidance of Max Reinhardt. For two years (1933-1935) he appeared in a number of
Reinhardt productions in Vienna and Salzburg, and then in 1935 he traveled to New York with "The Eternal Road" as Reinhardt's
assistant, and in 1937 took over as designer of the show (succeeding Norman Bel Geddes). From this success, he went on to
design a number of Broadway productions.
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