Born in Horn, Lower Austria, Rudolf Leutner (1914–1999) was one of the most important private film collectors in Austria. In 1997, he decided to gift his collection of film photography – which he started before World War Two and continued to expand for the rest of his life – to the Film Archive Austria.
Until his death in 1999, Leutner supervised the installation of his collection at the FAA’s Augarten location. The Leutner collection encompasses a photo collection (approx. 250,000 photographs, including star portraits, set photos, autographs, etc.), a library (about 5,000 film-related books as well as national and international film journals), film and theater programs, production albums and a poster collection. The collections can be viewed at the FAA Study Center Augarten.collection. The collections can be viewed at the FAA Study Center Augarten.
Dr. Armin Loacker
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Autographed photo of Erich von Stroheim from the Collection Leutner