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Marta Mierendorff papers, 1933-1985.

Author: Marta Mierendorff
Edition/Format:   Book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and ephemera regarding the lives and work of many German-speaking emigre artists in Southern California. One focus of the collection are German Expressionist Theater director Leopold Jessner (1878-1945) and his brother-in-law, the actor and director Fritz Jessner (1889-1946), both of whom left Germany in the 1930s to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Clippings
Correspondence
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Archives
Named Person: Marta Mierendorff; Vicki Baum; Julius Berstl; Bertolt Brecht; Frank Bruno; William Dieterle; Alfred Döblin; Georg Eisler; Hanns Eisler; Lion Feuchtwanger; Liesl Frank; Oskar Maria Graf; Alexander Granach; Paul Henreid; Felix Jackson; Fritz Jessner; Leopold Jessner; Fritz Lang; Elow; Heinrich Mann; Thomas Mann; Heiner Müller; Alfred Neumann; Robert Neumann; Erich Maria Remarque; Wim Wenders; Walter Wicclair; Friedrich Wolf; Markus Wolf
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Marta Mierendorff
OCLC Number: 709903745
Description: 30 linear ft. (65 boxes)
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The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and ephemera regarding the lives and work of many German-speaking emigre artists in Southern California. One focus of the collection are German Expressionist Theater director Leopold Jessner (1878-1945) and his brother-in-law, the actor and director Fritz Jessner (1889-1946), both of whom left Germany in the 1930s to escape the Nazi persecution of Jews. The collection also includes more extensive materials on Walter Wicclair, director William Dieterle, art-director Rudi Feld, Felix Jackson, the Mann family, Lion Feuchtwanger, and Elow as well as about the Jewish Club of 1933. Furthermore it contains transcripts of various conferences on exile studies, articles, presentations, interview transcripts, Wim Wenders screenplays, and data sheets Marta Mierendorff created about various exiled German-speaking artists.The materials were collected by Marta Mierendorff (b. 1911), who was made Emeritus Research Professor in 1984 at USC.

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