Rudi Feld


Film posters, outdoor advertising. Jewish. Born 22 Dec. 1896 in Berlin. After studying at the Reimannschule, Berlin, he designed theatre, cabaret posters. From 1919: set designer. From 1926: artist, scene painter, then publicity manager for Universal-Film AG (UFA). 29 March 1933: dismissed by the UFA board for being Jewish. 1936: emigrated to Palestine; founded the first night club there (in Tel Aviv). With the help of his brother he was able to emigrate to the USA and to Hollywood where he worked as a designer for MGM studios; he later designed for the theatre. Between 1919 and 1970 he worked on over 70 productions for film, stage and TV. Died 25 March 1994 in Los Angeles.

Writings about

  • J. Walk (ed.), Kurz-Biographie zur Geschichte der Juden 1918-45, 1988
  • International directory of cinematographers, set- and costume designers in film, IV, 1984
  • K. Weniger, Das grosse Personen-Lexikon des Films, 2001
  • Richard Beringuier, ‘Rudi Feld/Cinema outdoor advertising’, Gebrauchsgraphik (International Advertising Art), Berlin: Phönix Illustrationsdruck und Verlag GmbH (later: ‘Gebrauchsgraphik’ Druck und Verlag GmbH), 1933-71. Published from Munich from 1950., March 1931, pp. 38-43
  • Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon, Munich/Leipzig: K.G. Saur Verlag, 1990-., 2003.