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Powolny, Frank, 1901-1986



  • Existence: 1901-08-13 - 1986-01-05


Frank Powolny was as an Austrian-born photographer for 20th Century Fox from 1923 to 1966. Powolny was best known for his 1943 photo of pin-up Betty Grable in a bathing suit, which became iconic and the most famous of the WWII time period. Powolny took the last known photographs of Marilyn Monroe on the set of "Something's Got to Give" a week before her death in 1962.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

M.W. Godwin Linda Darnell Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-154
Scope and Contents The M.W. Godwin Linda Darnell Collection was assembled by Minot West Godwin, a passionate fan and collector, and consists of two major parts. The first relates to Godwin and his research, correspondence, and some non-Darnell materials. The majority of the collection consists of material relating to Linda Darnell, including personal papers, content related to the production and exhibition of her films, clippings, and ephemera. These include but are not limited to over 4,000 photos (studio,...
Dates: circa 1910s-1936 (photocopies), 1936-1998; Majority of material found within 1936-1966