ARCHIVE / Photo Library

Our organized collection of photographs, lobby cards, and other photographic documents from Lumiton studios’ films, shoots, and stars, as well as from other studios, are cataloged, digitized, and restored for your access and enjoyment.

Actors, actresses

Mirtha Legrand

She made her debut as an actress in Lumiton in Los martes, orquídeas, and later became the star in classics such as Adolescencia, La pequeña señora de Pérez, among others. She would later have a prolific career in both film and television, which continues to this day.

Luis Sandrini

Actor and comedian, he began his artistic career in the circus. He starred in the emblematic Los 3 berretines, he also participated in El cañonero de Giles and La muchachada de a bordo. Sandrini was the great Argentinian comedian throughout his bright career.

Mecha Ortiz

Established theater actress who arrived in the movies with the iconic character of La Rubia Mireya in Los muchachos de antes no usaban gomina, which made her a national film star. She then had a prolific and diverse career in film and theater.

Enrique Serrano

Trained in circus and theater, Serrano was one of Lumiton's longest-serving actors, performing in a large number of its titles. Protagonist of classics such as Así es la vida, Los martes, orquídeas, and Un hombre solo no vale nada.

Nini Marshall

The great Argentinian female comedian, began as a journalist and radio singer. Then she made her film debut with Mujeres que trabajan, and starred in other titles such as Yo quiero ser bataclana and Casamiento en Buenos Aires. She triumphed as an actress and comedian.

Hugo del Carril

This prolific producer, director, actor, screenwriter and singer, began his career in Lumiton by participating with his tangos in Los muchachos de antes no usaban gomina. Tres anclados en París and La vida es un tango.

Tita Merello

Tita was a renowned actress, singer and star who stood out for her voice, her personality and her charisma in film and theater. She was an iconic figure in several Lumiton Studios titles, as well as an icon of an era of national cinema.

Juan Carlos Thorry

Thorry was a renowned film, theater and television actor. He began his career in the 1930s and became one of the most prominent actors of the golden age of Argentinian cinema. He also had his way into the role of director alongside Lumiton.

Olga Zubarry

Zubarry began her career in theater and then ventured into film, starring in several films during the golden age of Argentinian cinema. She was the star of films such as El ángel desnudo, Las furias and Valentina.

Florencio Parravicini

This renowned actor and comedian began his career as an opera singer and in the theater. Some time later he would end up standing out as one of the leading comedians of his time and an award-winning actor.

Paulina Singerman

She began her career with participation in theater, and some time later she formed his own company. She made her film debut alongside Lumiton, and became notorious in various film and television series. Protagonist of classics such as La rubia del camino, among others.

Roberto Escalada

He began his artistic career in radio, and then successfully moved on to film and television. He starred in numerous Lumiton Studios classics such as Safo and Morir en su ley, alongside various national film stars.

Zully Moreno

Moreno was native from Villa Ballester, and was one of the most famous and iconic actresses of the time. Her career had milestones such as her participation in Las Aguas Bajan Turbias, as well as numerous awards for her performances.

Pepe Arias

Actor and comedian, he began his career in "Teatro de revistas". He made his film debut with ¡Tango!, considered the first sound film in Argentina. He also had his way into radio, where his monologues were famous.

María Duval

Born in Bahía Blanca, she began working in film for Lumiton, SonoFilm and Estudios San Miguel. She also ventured into radio and theater. She starred in films such as La novia de primavera and 16 años.

Tito Lusiardo

He started in the theater as a prop and stepped on stage for the first time, replacing an absent dancer. He was recognized not only as an actor but as a tango dancer and in "Teatro de revistas". He participated in numerous film successes.

Alicia Barrié

Chilean actress, she began her career in Argentina as a vedette, and then jumped onto the big screen. She was one of Manuel Romero's favorite actresses and starred in classics such as La Muchachada de a bordo and Mujeres que trabajan.

Featured Movies

Los 3 berretines

The studios' first film, considered the first plot film with sound in Argentina. Based on a play that captures the 3 Argentinian passions of the time: cinema, tango and football.

Safo, historia de una pasión

Erotic melodrama that was controversial at its release time. The leading couple later participated in numerous films repeating the same formula.

El ángel desnudo

Olga Zubarry stars in the first nude in Argentinian cinema in this controversial film. Thus begins her career as one of the great stars of the national screen.

Así es la vida

Costumbrist melodrama that paints the idiosyncrasy of 19th century Buenos Aires through the story of a family. It was the Studios' first blockbuster, and set the course for the rest of their filmography.

Los martes, orquídeas

Family comedy that introduces and establishes Mirtha Legrand as one of the great ingenues of Argentinian cinema, and as an rising star. It had its Hollywood remake.

Mujeres que trabajan

Considered a pioneer in Argentinian cinema for its feminist themes and its focus on working women's lives. It was highly acclaimed by critics for its innovation and for Mecha Ortiz's performance. She later became one of the most recognized actresses in Argentinian cinema.

Una luz en la ventana

It is considered the first Argentinian horror film, certainly the first from the Studios, with the participation of Narciso Ibáñez Menta, with a makeup designed made by himself.

La muchachada de a bordo

This film, which was a great box office success, starred Luis Sandrini and José Gola, and was filmed aboard the ARA Rivadavia ship.

Tres anclados en París

Starring Parravicini, Lusiardo and Del Carril, this film underwent changes at the request of the authorities regarding its original name "Three Argentinians in Paris", which increased the curiosity and interest of the public in seeing it, and was one of the biggest successes of its time

Directors / Technical crew

Lumiton Technicians

The factory of dreams was only possible thanks to the hard and continuous work of the Lumiton technical team, which had a large staff from various professions, and made the projects of the great studio directors a reality.

Enrique Telémaco Susini

Founder and first director of Lumiton Studios, he was also the director of the first film produced there, among others. Innovator and pioneer of radio, opera director, theater and film producer.

Manuel Romero

Author, director, screenwriter. Creator of Argentinian musical comedy and author of numerous tangos, he came to Lumiton with Noches de Buenos Aires to become one of its emblematic directors.

Francisco Mugica

Director of numerous comedies at Lumiton, he was the main exponent of family cinema within the Studios, creator of luminous comedies and classics such as sí es la vida and Los martes orquídeas.

Carlos Hugo Christensen

He introduced Lumiton to genre cinema, directing adaptations of classic novels into melodrama and suspense films, loaded with eroticism and incorporating female protagonists.

Vasta Lah

She is considered the first director of a sound feature film in Argentina, her debut Las furias, filmed in Lumiton in 1960. It is also said that she was the only woman filmmaker in Latin America during the 60s.

Mario C. Lugones

Actor and director, both of melodramas and numerous Lumiton comedies. He also appeared as an actor in El mejor papá del mundo, by Francisco Mugica.

Luis Mottura

Born in Italy, in addition to being a film director, he had his career in theater and television. He was one of the founders of the Argentinian Cinematographic Directors entity.

Funds

Ana Baum

Anita Baum was an Argentinian journalist living in Los Angeles, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Her articles appeared in Pronto Magazine, La Razón, Cablevisión Magazine, Cine Top, among others.

Estudio Finquel

Leon Finquelievich was an entertainment photographer who developed his activity during the 1960s, 70s and 80s, running his studio dedicated to portraits of artists that were later used on theater marquees in Buenos Aires.