Borsody, Julius von

SCENERY DESIGNER (AUSTRIA)
BORN 8 Apr 1892, Wien - DIED 18 Jan 1960, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Hietzinger Friedhof, Maxingstraße 15, Hietzing (Gruppe 60, Reihe 2, Nummer 17)

Julius von Borsody studied at the Art Academy in Munich. In 1917 he started working for the film industry. His first employer was Sascha/Film in Vienna. In 1920 he designed the set for Paul Czinner´s "Inferno". He designed the large temple in "Sodom and Gomorrha" (1922). In 1925 he went to Berlin, where more ambitious projects were realised then in Vienna. Among his designs were the sets for "Potsdam, das Schicksal einer Residenz" (1927) and "Berlin-Alexanderplatz" (1931).

He returned to Vienna before the nazis came to power and there he worked on romantical musical comedies. After the annexation of Austria in 1938 he worked for Wien-Film that was owned by the nazis. In 1946 he worked on "Der weite Weg", one of the first Austrian movies after the war. His last design was the set for "Skandal um Dodo" (1958) that was directed by his brother Eduard von Borsody.

Related persons
• is brother/sister of Borsody, Eduard von

Images

The grave of Edward von Borsody and Julius von Borsody at the Hietzing Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (26 Aug 2014)

 

Sources
Julius von Borsody – Wikipedia


Borst, Hugo

Published: 08 Nov 2020
Last update: 08 Nov 2020