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Finding Aid for Grete Mosheim papers 0211
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Description
This collection includes personal and business correspondence of the German-born actress Grete Mosheim(1905-1986), and articles and interviews covering Mosheim's acting career from the American and German press.
Background
Grete Mosheim was born on 8 January 1905 in Berlin, Germany. She was educated at the Viktoria Lyzeum, and in the school of the Deutschen Theaters from 1922 to 1931. Although her first attempts on the stage were not very well received, she established a connection with Max Reinhardt. In 1922 Reinhardt gave Mosheim -- who at that time was seventeen - the chance to substitute in the American play "The speaking ape" when the female lead became ill. Within twenty-four hours Mosheim learned the difficult role from Albert Bassermann and became literally over night a superstar -- "die Mosheim". Until 1933 she ruled the Berlin theatre scene appearing in widely varied roles; she was equally at home in drama and comedy. She married her costar Oscar Homolka; they divorced in 1933. In 1924 Mosheim for the first time played in a film - "Michael". The next nine years brought her interesting roles in important films like "Dreyfus" (1930) and "Yorck" (1931).
Extent
5.0 Linear feet 5 boxes
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Exile Studies Librarian (specoll@usc.edu). Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. Advance notice required for access.