Alexander Golitzen
Date of Birth
Feb 28, 1907
Birth Place:
Moscow, Russia


Russian-born Alexander Golitzen was to Universal Pictures what Cedric Gibbons was to MGM and Van Nest Polglaise to RKO: the resident genius art director. In the U.S. since his teens, Golitzen attended the architecture school of the University of Wisconsin. Entering films in 1933, he first worked at MGM, then for such independent producers as Sam Goldwyn and Walter Wanger. When Wanger moved to...