21 July 2011

More People Who Are Polish: Warner

We all know Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., one of the largest largest American motion-picture studios.  But did you know that the Warner brothers are Polish?  Jack, Harry, Sam, and Albert Warner were brothers born to a Polish immigrant.

I found some interesting links showing the family's history:
A link with geneological information about the Warner brothers and their family.  The article states they were from "Krasnoshiltz" of the "Russian Empire".  This town is called Krasnosielc of Poland, as Poland was at the time of their immigration a part of the Russian Empire.

While the last name Warner is not a Polish last name, Polish and Jewish history and culture have been linked since the 10th century and, especially, during the time of the "Black Death" when Jews were unfairly blamed for it.  Yes, I know, it's Wikipedia, but there are a lot of credible links in this link.

Another link with the history of the Warner brothers.

And a link to a family history film.

I don't think I need to explain Warner Brothers Pictures, Inc., what films they have done, etc.  We all know that large gold "WB" logo instinctively when it flashes across the screen.

Na razie...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When you think about it, a lot of great movie makers or people connected to motion picture's industry, are either of Polish descent or somehow linked to Poland. Warner Brothers, Wachowski brothers, Gore Verbinski, Stanley Kubrick, not even mentioning Polański (controversial person, but you can't deny he's a great producer and director), but also Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johanson, Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester of Supernatural^^) or Kamiński and Wolski - the best photographers for movies. It's a little surprising, but then again - America's built on people with mixed ancestry and there's bound to be some Polish blood in some of the greatest too, as we've been emigrating for centuries due to occupation of our land and wars. (And economic status, but that's the latest trend.)