Otto Dyar was born on July 25, 1892 and began his career at Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation (which was just shortened to Paramount). She shot many unit, publicity and fashion layouts of stars such as Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Carole Lombard, Shirley Temple, William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Anna May Wong, Kay Francis, Madeleine Carroll, Nancy Carroll, Alice Faye, Clara Bow, Loretta Young, Mitzi Green, Gloria Swanson, Cary Grant, Tallulah Bankhead, Louise Brooks, Gary Cooper, and Fay Wray.
He ended up working for other studios and was one of the first photographer’s to do an outdoor setting, which was unusual at the time. This was proposed by eventual Paramount photographer John Engstead.
His glamour photographs are as spectacular as any created by the Hollywood photographers of the time, including Hurrell and Bull.