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Paul Fejos

Paul Fejos Portrait

The original Director of Research of the Viking Fund, and President of the Wenner-Gren Foundation.

Dr. Paul Fejos was born January 24, 1897 to Desire and Aurore Novelly Fejos in Budapest, Hungary.  In 1921 he received an M.D. from the Royal Hungarian Medical University of Budapest.  Arrived the the US in 1922, he became a naturalized citizen in 1930.  In 1958 he married Lita Binns Fejos.  He died April 23, 1963, in New York City.

For an historical overview of Fejos's career as a flimmaker and a detailed description of the ethographic films resulting from his expedition to Madagascar and the Seychelles, read Jesper Andersen's piece "Under the Tropical Sun: Paul Fejos's Film Expedition to Madagascar and the Seychelles 1935-36." for the Danish Film Institute's Kosmorama blog.

A "Eulogy for Paul Fejos," written by John W. Dodds follows.

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