Paul Hesse:

Early Color, Commerical, Hollywood and Lenticular Photographer 

             Dec 12, 1895 - Nov 17 1973
77 years old

Paul Hesse head shot.jpg
1953 Paul Hesse lenticular 3D photograph
1953 Paul Hesse 3D photographer
Paul Hesse biz card with Paul Hesse Thre
Paul Hesse and Marlene Dietrich from the collection
of Susan Pinsky and David Starkman-Colorized
1953 Kiss Me Kate Kathryn Grayson and Ho
1953 Kiss Me Kate with Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel lenticular taken by Paul Hesse 
Charge at Feather River with Guy Madison
1953 Charge at Feather River with Guy Madison and
Helen Westcott lenticular taken by Paul Hesse 
1953 Money From Home Dean Martin and Jer
1953 Money From Home Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis lenticular
by Paul Hesse 1
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1934 Claudette Colbert In Cleopatra
by Paul Hesse
1982 Teresa Wright and Louis Nye Sept by
1982 Teresa Wright and Louis Nye Sept
by David Starkman
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1942 Paul August Hesse WWII Registration card
1941 Baltimore Sun MD 31 Aug - Five Photographers shoot
Teresa Wright 31 Aug 1941-Colorized
1942 Salt Lake City Tribune UT 28 Nov 19
1942_11_28 Salt Lake City Tribune UT  - Elyse Knox
wife of Paul Hesse-Colorized
1953 Jack Palance and Joan Fontaine in 3
1953 Jack Palance and Joan Fontaine in 3D film Second Chance lenticular by Harvey Prever and Paul Hesse
1954 Rose Marie film with Jeannette McDo
1954 Rose Marie film with Jeannette McDonald and Nelson Eddy by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever
1996 NSA Rochester NY Walter Sigg with h
1996 NSA Rochester NY Walter Sigg with his lenticular images
by Susan Pinsky
1954 Jivaro film with Fernando Lamas & R
1954 Jivaro film with Fernando Lamas & Rhonda Fleming - lenticular image by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever
1953 Charge at Feather River 3-D film wi
1953 Fort Ti with George Montgomery and Joan Vohs 
1952 Paul Hesse and Irene Dunne-Colorize
1952 Paul Hesse and Irene Dunne at Hollywood 3D club -Colorized
1952 Hollywood 3d club by Jerry Holscher
1952 Hollywood 3D club by Jerry Holscher Los Angeles, CA 17 - Colorized
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1952 Hollywood 3D club by Jerry Holscher Los Angeles, CA 4 - Colorized
1953 Redheads from Seattle with Rhonda F
1953 Those Redheads from Seattle with Rhonda Fleming and
Gene Barry by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
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Nude by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
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John Wayne with Stereo Realist camera
by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
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Nude woman 2 by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
1953 Money From Home Dean Martin and Jer
1953 Money From Home with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis 2
by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
1953 Daily News New York NY Jan. 25 - Bob Hope, Arlene Dahl, Fernando Lamas and Paul Hesse judging - colorized
1989_08_14 Harvey Prever's 24 lens camer
1989_08_14 Harvey Prever's 20 lens camera by Susan Pinsky
Hesse_Charge at Feather River 1_edited.j
1953 Fort Ti with George Montgomery, Phyllis Fowler
and Joan Vohs by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
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Gorilla hand and woman in red with changing image
by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
Charge at Feather River by Paul Hesse 3.
1953 Fort Ti with George Montgomery and Joan Vohs in canoe
by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
1953 Those Redheads from Seattle with Teresa Brewer,
Guy Mitchell, Cynthia and Kay Bell
by Paul Hesse and Harvey Prever lenticular
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Paul Hesse Studios in West Hollywood, Calif  L to R: Joan Pearson, John Kelly, Don Hesse, Wallace Seawell, Mario Casilli, Paul Hesse and Glenn Embree - colorized
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1953 Jane Wyman and Paul Hesse - colorized
Beverly Hills Stereo camera club with Pa
1953 Beverly Hills Stereo camera club with Paul Hesse-Colorized
3D and Animated Lenticular Photography -
To learn more about lenticular imaging:
"3D and Animated Lenticular Photography - Between Utopia and Entertainment"

by Kim Timby
Paul Hesse studio from flickr-Colorized.
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 20 lens camera by Susan Pinsky
Paul A Hesse Three Dimensional Studios I
1947 Still Photographers Award magazine article - judged
by Paul Hesse Karl Struss and one other - Colorized
1947 Still Photographers Award magazine article p. 2 - judged by Paul Hesse Karl Struss and one other - Colorized
Paul Hesse History

Paul Hesse was born in New York City. While attending Pratt Institute he experimented with photography.

 

After World War I he became a poster illustrator, but grew impatient with its time-consuming aspects. After reading all the photography books in the New York Public Library, he set out on a photographic career.

 

In the mid-1920s, he established a successful commercial photography studio.

 

Later he resettled in Los Angeles, where his Sunset Strip studio became a gathering place for advertising and motion picture industry notables.

 

He made a name for himself from the 1930's with stunning color photography, in advertising, portraiture and commercial photography.

 

In the 1950's he became active in the field of 3-D photography, becoming part of the Hollywood Stereo Camera Club.  

Around the time of the 3-D movie boom of 1953 Hesse acquired several OP3000 and OP20 lenticular 3-D cameras made by the company of Maurice Bonnet in Paris, France. He also acquired the master plates to make the matching lenticular screens needed to go with these cameras. He partnered with Harvey Prever (who is also on this 3-D Legends web site) who had many years experience working with lenticular 3-D Cameras. Together they took many 11" x 14" and 8" x 10" back-lit lenticular transparencies to be used as publicity photos for the 3-D movies that were being made at the time. We have done our best to capture 3-D stereo pairs from these lenticular images, and are pleased to be able to show them in this section of 3-D Legends.

1937 Studebaker "President" car ad 
by Paul Hesse 
1925_03_07 Paul Hesse Illustrator for Fi
1925_03_07 Illustration for Fisk Tire advertising by Paul Hesse
1934 Claudette Colbert In Cleopatra by P
1934 Claudette Colbert In Cleopatra
by Paul Hesse
1934 Mae West by Paul Hesse Restored by
1934 Mae West by Paul Hesse Restored by Nick & Jane for DrMacro
Elyse Knox and Paul Hesse-standard-scale
Elyse Knox and
Paul Hesse - colorized
1943 Elyse Knox gets divorce from
Paul Hesse-Colorized
1928 Standard Union in Brooklyn, New Yor
1928 Standard Union in Brooklyn, New York on Jul 17, 1928 - Peace Flag showing Paul Hesse's grandmother and mother making flags. -colorized
1942 Olga Hesse mother of Paul Hesse Obi
1942 Olga Hesse mother of Paul Hesse Obituary
1941 BETTE DAVIS as Regina Giddens in Th
1952 Hollywood 3d club by Jerry Holscher
1952 Hollywood 3D club by Jerry Holscher 8609 Sunset Strip LA 7-Colorized
Maureen O'hara - Photographer-Paul Hesse-Colorized
1952 Hollywood 3D John Bromfield, Art Linkletter, Corrine Calvet Bromfield by Jerry Holscher 8609 Sunset Strip LA 15-Colorized
Paul and Otto Hesse as children Paul on
Paul and Otto Hesse as children
(Paul Hesse on right) - colorized
Paul Hesse, Begee & Carol repaired_color
1946 MAGNAVOX Ad with Irene Dunne, Howard Lindssay and Russel Crouse by Paul Hesse - Colorized
1950's Paul Hesse Promo flyer for 16x19
1950's Paul Hesse Promotional flyer
for 16"x19" 3D image (with frame)
 1953 Chicago Tribune Hesse and Prever in Chicago Tribune newspaper
1953 Chicago Tribune Hesse and Prever in
1958 Rheingold Beer Madelyn Darrow Miss
 1958 Rheingold Beer Ad with Madelyn Darrow, Miss BMW, Isetta Yellow Car photographed by Paul Hesse
 1946 Sept PHOTOPLAY magazine cover
shot with Cornel Wilde By Paul Hesse
1944 Judy Garland magazine cover by Paul
 1944 November PHOTOPLAY magazine cover shot with Judy Garland By Paul Hesse
1954 MGM feature Valley of the Kings sta
 1954 MGM feature Valley of the Kings starring Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker lenticular by Paul Hesse
1952 Hollywood 3d club by Jerry Holscher
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Cary Grant and Paul Hesse-Colorized
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 Paul Hesse by Wallace Seawell - Colorized
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1941 BETTE DAVIS as Regina Giddens in The Little Foxes RKO PR shot by Paul Hesse -colorized
1952 Hollywood 3d club by Jerry Holscher
1952 Hollywood 3D club by Jerry Holscher 8609 Sunset Strip LA 16-Colorized
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1952 Hollywood 3d club by Jerry Holscher
1952 Hollywood 3D club by Jerry Holscher 8609 Sunset Strip LA 13-Colorized
1952 Hollywood 3d Li John Bromfield Art
Paul Hesse with nieces Begee and Carol 
-  colorized
Otto and brother Paul Hesse with Modesta
Otto, and brother, Paul Hesse
with Modesta Hesse  - colorized
1952 Hollywood 3D club by Jerry Holscher 8609 Sunset Strip LA 6 -Colorized