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Biographical Materials, 1910-1973, (bulk 1955-1961) (continued)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, circa 1920-1955
Erich Wolfgang Korngold's materials consist mainly of his holograph notes. Other personal documents include his naturalization papers, Warner Bros. identification card, and the inventory of the Korngolds' house in Vienna. This series also contains a draft of Brendan Carroll's biography on Erich Korngold.
Arranged alphabetically by format and chronologically therein
BOX-FOLDER 99/1 ASCAP membership certificate, 1939
BOX-FOLDER 99/2 Award. Academy Award nomination for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, 1940
BOX-FOLDER 91/14 Award. National Federation of Music Clubs for Sea Wolf , 1940-1941
BOX-FOLDER 99/3 Award. Academy Award nomination for The Sea Hawk, 1941
BOX-FOLDER 91/15 Personal documents, 1920s
Hoselberg money, theater tickets
BOX-FOLDER 91/16 Personal documents, 1930s
Salzburger Festspiele pass; inventory of Vienna house items; cutting notes for Juarez ; United States identity affidavit; miscellany
BOX-FOLDER 91/17 Personal documents, 1940s
Naturalization papers; selective service card; Warner Bros. identification card; postcard
BOX-FOLDER 91/17 Personal documents, 1950s
Agenda for Europe trip; death certificate
BOX-FOLDER 91/18 Writings, 1940
Envelope; note
BOX-FOLDER 91/19 Writings, 1941
Typescript program notes for Choral Psalm world premiere with holograph annotations
BOX-FOLDER 91/20 Writings, 1942
Biography; birthday poem to Josephine Korngold; notes
BOX-FOLDER 91/21 Writings, 1943
Holograph notes
BOX-FOLDER 91/22 Writings, 1945
Holograph notes
BOX-FOLDER 91/23 Writings, 1947
Notes, including those for Silent Serenade ; telegraph drafts
BOX-FOLDER 91/24 Writings, 1948
Holograph notes
BOX-FOLDER 91/25 Writings, 1953
Christmas list; holograph notes
BOX-FOLDER 91/26 Writings, 1955
Typescript and manuscript drafts of program notes for Symphony in F-sharp major
BOX-FOLDER 91/27 Writings, undated
Numerous holograph notes
Writings about Erich Korngold
BOX-FOLDER 96/23-25 Carroll, Brendan. Erich Korngold (1897-1957). A Biography, undated
Typescript draft
Julius Korngold, 1910-1945
Julius Korngold's biographical materials comprise his writings, namely two drafts of his extensive memoirs written in the late 1930s-1940s that contain his corrections, and his books about opera.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 91/28 "Frederic Chopin." Neue Freie Press , 25 February 1910
Photocopy of printed article
BOX-FOLDER 92/1 Deutsches Opernschaften der Gegenwart, 1921
Published by Leonhardt-Verlag
BOX-FOLDER 71/3 Memoirs, "Postludien in dur und moll," Books 1 to 4, late 1930s-1945
Typescript with holograph corrections
BOX-FOLDER 71/4 Memoirs, "Postludien in dur und moll," Books 5 to 10, late 1930s-1945
Typescript with holograph corrections
BOX-FOLDER 92/2 Memoirs, Books 1 to 3, late 1930s-1945
Bound typescript with holograph annotations
BOX-FOLDER 92/3 Memoirs, Books 4 to 6, late 1930s-1945
Bound typescript with holograph annotations
BOX-FOLDER 92/4 Memoirs, Books 7 to 10, late 1930s-1945
Bound typescript with holograph annotations
BOX-FOLDER 92/5 Die romanische Oper der Gegenwart, 1922
Published by Rikola Verlag
Note: Ernst Korngold's copy
BOX-FOLDER 92/6 Writings, 1941-1943
Miscellaneous notes
BOX-FOLDER 92/7 Writings, undated
Correspondence, notes
Luise "Luzi" Korngold, 1918-1979
Luzi's materials are the most extensive of the Biographical Materials Series. They consist of personal documents, including her passport, naturalization papers, and Austrian driver's license. Luzi wrote a biography of Erich for Große Österreicher , an encyclopedic compilation of famous Austrians, and a biography of Frederic Chopin, entitled Lieber Meister Chopin , published in 1960, both of which are included in this subseries. The bulk of Luzi's biographical materials are correspondence concerning the book's publication written to and received from her publishers and reproductions of clippings of publicity and reviews of the book. These letters are primarily in German. There are also reproductions of publicity clippings and reviews of the book. A gifted cartoonist, Luzi created short, satirical works in this series, including a fake driver's license for Helene Thimig and a short book about Max Reinhardt and Korngold that are included in the collection. The last items in Luzi's biographical materials are Ein Frauenschicksal im Kriege , a book written by her cousin once removed, Maria Sonnenthal Scherer, about her experiences as a nurse, and two books inscribed to her by writer Franz Werfel. Werfel was another European exile who immigrated to the United States after the Anschluss with his wife, Alma Mahler-Werfel and, along with the Korngolds, became part of the Austrian artist community in Los Angeles.
Arranged alphabetically by format.
BOX-FOLDER 93/1 Personal Documents, 1930s
Austrian driver's license; United States identity affidavit; note to Luzi from Erich, Max Reinhardt; Helene Thimig-Reinhardt; passport
BOX-FOLDER 93/2 Personal Documents, 1943
Naturalization certificate
BOX-FOLDER 93/3 Personal Documents, circa mid-1960s-1970s
Toluca Lake house listing (posthumous)
Publication Correspondence
BOX-FOLDER 93/4 1945-1946
Note: Mostly from Franz J. Horch
BOX-FOLDER 93/5 1947
BOX-FOLDER 93/6 1948
BOX-FOLDER 93/7 1949
BOX-FOLDER 93/8 1950s
Note: Mostly from Amalthea-Verlag
BOX-FOLDER 93/9 1960
Note: Correspondents include Heinrich Studer and Amalthea-Verlag
BOX-FOLDER 93/10 1960
Note: Correspondence from Luzi Korngold
BOX-FOLDER 93/11 1961
Laid in: Zubin Mehta's card
BOX-FOLDER 93/12 1961
Note: Correspondence from Luzi Korngold
BOX-FOLDER 93/13 Undated
Note: Correspondence from Luzi Korngold
BOX-FOLDER 93/14 Publication Expenses, 1959-1960
Cashed checks for Lieber Meister Chopin
BOX-FOLDER 93/15 Publicity for "Erich Korngold" entry in Große Österreicher , 1960
BOX-FOLDER 93/16 Publicity for Lieber Meister Chopin , circa 1960
Clippings and press releases
BOX-FOLDER 93/17 Satirical writings, 1933, undated
Illustrated books, cartoons, typescripts
Note: Includes Max und Ernst; Hans Richter der Erotiker; Er und Sie; Seelenwanderung; driver's license for Helene Thimig
BOX-FOLDER 93/18 "Erich Wolfgang Korngold," Grosse Österricher , 1959
BOX-FOLDER 94/1 Lieber Meister Chopin , 1960
Published by Amalthea-Verlag
Note: Inscribed by Luzi in 1959
BOX-FOLDER 94/2 Notes, undated
Note: In Luzi's and an unidentified hand
Writings by Others
BOX-FOLDER 94/3 Ein Frauenschicksal im Kriege, 1918
By Maria Sonnenthal Scherer (Luzi's grandfather's niece)
Note: Published by Berlag Ullstein & Co.
BOX-FOLDER 94/4 Between Heaven and Earth, 1944
By Franz Werfel
Note: Inscribed to Luzi Korngold in 1945
BOX-FOLDER 94/5 Das Lied von Bernadette, 1941
By Franz Werfel
Note: Inscribed to Luzi Korngold in 1942
Max Reinhardt, 1930, 1973
Max Reinhardt's biographical materials comprise a guide for an exhibition at UCLA celebrating his centennary and books about his productions in Europe through 1930.
Arranged alphabetically by title.
BOX-FOLDER 98/1 Max Reinhardt 1873/1973 Centennial Exhibition, UCLA, 1973
Exhibition guide
BOX-FOLDER 98/2 Die Spielpläne Max Reinhardts, 1930
BOX-FOLDER 99/4 Max Reinhardt. 25 Jahre Deutsches Theater, 1930
BOX 71, 83, 95-102 Programs and Publicity Materials, 1888-2008, (bulk 1955-1988)
This series contains programs for performances of Korngold's popular works, namely Die tote Stadt, programs, lobby cards, advertisements for film screenings and premieres for which he composed the score, and programs from posthumous performances of his works collected by his family. The exception are the first advertisement and program in the series, which are from plays featuring Adolf von Sonnenthal, Luzi's grandfather, a prominent stage actor in Vienna in the mid to late nineteenth century.
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