Ludwik Starski

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Title

Ludwik Starski

Birth Date

1903-03-01

Birthplace

Łódź

Death Date

1984-02-29

Occupation

lyricist and screenwriter

Biographical Text

One of the most successful screenwriters of the 1930s, Starski started his career as a journalist in Łódź. His first project for the stage was vaudeville for the Municipal Theater in Łódź. Once requests for song lyrics and skits started to pour in, he moved to Warsaw, where he worked with several revue theaters and cabarets, including the famous Qui pro Quo. In the last years before World War II, he contributed song lyrics and screenplays for some 20 films, including One Floor Up. His written dialogues, characterized by absurd sense of humor and distance towards conventions, are considered among the best of his generation. He continued his work in film after the war.

Bibliography

Lerski, Tomasz. Syrena Record: pierwsza polska wytwórnia fonograficzna; Poland’s first recording company, 1904-1939. New York; Warsaw: Editions Karin, 2004.

Associations

ZAiKS
Qui pro Quo

Deathplace

Warsaw

Birthname

Ludwik Kałuszyner

Collection

Citation

“Ludwik Starski,” Jewish Life in Interwar Łódź , accessed May 30, 2024, https://jewish-lodz.iu.edu/items/show/69.