1893 - 1932
The production designer Leopold Blonder studied architecture in Vienna before he joined the film business in 1918.
First he worked as an assistant for different movies but when he moved from Austria to Germany he met the film director Arnold Fanck.
Fanck engaged him for some of his very popular movies located in the mountains and Leopold Blonder created for him and other directors the decor for "Der Berg des Schicksals" (24), "Der heilige Berg" (26), "Ramper, der Tiermensch" (27), "Manege" (28) and "Die Todesfahrt im Weltrekord" (29).
His last cinematical works came at the beginning of the 30s into being, among others for Arnold Fanck again.
To these works belong "Stürme über dem Mont Blanc" (30), "Berge in Flammen" (31), "Das blaue Licht" (32) directed by Leni Riefenstahl, "Die Tänzerin von Sans Souci" (32) and "Der Rebell" (33).
Leopold Blonder died in 1932 because of an infectious disease at the age of only 41.