Eleonora von Mendelssohn papers


Eleonora von Mendelssohn papers


Eleanora Mendelssohn was a German stage actress who emigrated to America at the time of Hitler's rise to power. She was actively involved in aiding other emigres and had much contact with the German acting community in Hollywood and New York. The collection includes personal and business papers and memorabilia of Eleanora Mendelssohn and family members dating from 1880-1949. Papers reveal aspects of Mendelssohn's life, as well as problems, concerns and political tenor of the German emigre community in the United States during this period.

4.5 linear feet (9 boxes

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Mendelssohn, Eleonora von, 1900-1951

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Eleonora von Mendelssohn was born in Berlin, Germany on December 1, 1900. She was the daughter of Robert von Mendelssohn and Giulietta Gordigiani. Her father, an amateur cellist, was a descendant of Moses Mendelssohn, of whose line the famous composer, Felix Mendelssohn was a part. Robert and his brother Franz controlled the Mendelssohn Bank during the early decades of the 20th century. Ms. Mendelssohn was named for the celebrated actress, Eleanora Duse, and like her namesake became an actres...

Basserman, Elsa, 1878-1961

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Twardowski, Hans von.

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Coward, Violet.

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Kosleck, Alice.

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Viertel, Berthold

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A native of Vienna, Berthold Viertel (1885-1953) had worked as a film director in the U. S. from 1928 to 1932. He was in permanent exile after the Anschluss in 1938, becoming a U. S. citizen in 1942. From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1940. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864705 ...

Reinhardt, Max

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Reinhardt, Gottfried.

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Motion picture producer. From the description of Reminiscences of Gottfried Reinhardt : oral history, 1959. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122597301 Gottfried Reinhardt (1913-1994) was the son of Max Reinhardt (1873-1943). From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1943-1946. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155865019 ...

Eichner, Anita.

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Furtwängler, Wilhelm, 1886-1954

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Elisabeth Furtwängler was the wife of Wilhelm Furtwängler. From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler, 1922-1954. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863316 German conductor, composer, and author. From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : Baden-Baden, 9 May [1929], to [Hermann] Scherchen, 1929 May 9. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270577583 Epithet: conductor and composer Briti...

Toscanini, Arturo, 1867-1957

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Conductor. From the description of Arturo Toscanini souvenir card, 1952 summer. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 501180914 Italian conductor, considered one of the greatest of the early 20th century. Started his career in Italy and spent much of his later years in the United States. From the description of Autograph letter signed, from Toscanini to Mme Emmy Destinn, n.d. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 754872455 Italian conductor. From the descr...

Horst, 1906-1999

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Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

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Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...

Bernoulli, C. (Christoph)

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Mendelssohn, Giulietta

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Giulietta Mendelssohn was the daughter of Florentine portraitist Michele Gordigiani. She married the banker Robert von Mendelssohn of the famous Mendelssohn family; they had two children, Francesco and Eleonora. After her husband died in 1917 she moved in with the cellist Gaspar Cassadó, who was 26 years younger than she was, and moved back to Italy, leaving her teenage children to look after the large family home in Berlin....

Bassermann, Albert, 1867-1952

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Hutschnecker, Arnold A., 1898-

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Viertel, Salka

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Dieterle, Charlotte

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Charlotte Dieterle (born Hagenbruch) was an actress and screenplaywriter who had been a partner with her husband, the film director Wilhelm (later William) Dieterle (1893-1972), in a film production company in Germany, before their emigration to the U.S. in 1930. From the description of Correspondence to Franz Werfel, 1941. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155863148 ...

Eichner, Anita

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Reinhardt, Max, 1873-1943

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Epithet: film actor and director, born Maximilian Goldmann British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001305.0x0003ac Austrian actor, manager, and director, Ernest Julian Reinhardt (1876-1954) was a creative innovator in scenery and staging. He produced plays and spectacles in Germany, Austria, England and the United States and founded the Salzburg Festival in 1920. From the guide to the Max Reinhardt collecti...

Viertel, Berthold

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Twardowski, Hans von

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Dieterle, William, 1893-1972

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Reinhardt, Gottfried

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Coward, Noël, 1899-1973

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English composer, writer, actor, and producer. From the description of Signature on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., n.d.], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899310 Badger's Green opened Jun. 12, 1930. From the description of Letter [1930] Jun. 20 [London] to Maurice Browne [London] (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34365183 English actor and author. From the description of The Birth of Hope : autograph manuscript signed ...

Kosleck, Martin, 1904-1994

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Martin Kosleck was born on 24 March 1904, in Alt Kolziglow, Rummelsburg, Pomerania, Prussia, Germany as the son of Eric Kosleck and Alice Holtzheimer. He married Eleonora Mendelssohn in 1945, in New York City, New York, United States. He died on 15 January 1994, in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 89....

Bassermann, Else

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Forster, Rudolf, 1884-1968.

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Kosleck, Alice

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Coward, Violet

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