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Wikipedia: Berthold Viertel From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Berthold Viertel Born 28 June 1885 Vienna, Austria-Hungary Died 24 September 1953 (aged 68) Vienna, Austria Spouse Salka Viertel (1918-1947) Berthold Viertel (28 June 1885 - 24 September 1953), born in Vienna, Austria was a screen writer and film director. Contents [hide] 1 Arrival in America 2 Personal life 3 Further reading 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External links [edit]Arrival in America

He was married to screenplay writer and actress Salka Viertel from 30 April 1918 to 20 December 1947. The pair came to Los Angeles in 1928 planning to stay for just three years. Berthold wanted to gain experience working for the booming movie industry and the couple hoped earn enough to return to Europe. For four years, he worked for Fox Film Corporation, then Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers. With the uncertain political situation in Germany in 1932, the Viertels decided to stay in the United States with their children rather than return to an uncertain future in Europe. The Viertels house in Santa Monica Canyon was the site of salons and meetings of the Hollywood "intelligentsia" and European intellectuals. It was also an important gathering place for the émigré community. [1] [edit]Personal life

Previously, Berthold Viertel had been married to Grete Viertel, but they divorced in 1918. After his divorce from Salka in 1947, he married for a third time, this time to Elisabeth Neumann with whom he remained married until his death in 1953. His marriage to Salka Viertel produced three sons: Hans, Peter and Thomas. Peter Viertel is a book and screenplay writer. [edit]Further reading

Christopher Isherwood's novel Prater Violet (1945) is a fictional portrayal of Isherwood and Viertel's time working together, as screenplay writer and director, respectively, for the British Gaumont movie Little Friend (1934) [edit]Filmography

1922/23. DE. Nora. 1924. DE. Die Perücke. 1926. DE. K 13 513. Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheines. 1929. US. The One Woman Idea. 1929. US. Seven Faces. 1930/31. US/DE. Die heilige Flamme. 1930/31. US. The Spy. 1931. US. The Magnificent Lie. 1931/32. US. The Wiser Sex. 1932. US. The Man from Yesterday. 1934. GB. Little Friend, starring Nova Pilbeam, screenplay by Christopher Isherwood. 1935. GB. The Passing of the Third Floor Back. 1935/36. GB. Rhodes of Africa. [edit]References

Irene Jansen. Berthold Viertel: Leben und künsterlerische Arbeit im Exil. New York: Peter Lang, 1992. Salka Viertel. The Kindness of Strangers. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969. [edit]External links

Berthold Viertel at the Internet Movie Database Berthold Viertel - Feuchtwanger Memorial Library Filmography, New York Times - Berthold Viertel

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Berthold Viertel (28 June 1885 - 24 September 1953), born in Vienna, Austria was a screen writer and film director.

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[edit]Arrival in America

He was married to screenplay writer and actress Salka Viertel née, Steuermann, from 30 April 1918 to 20 December 1947. The pair came to Los Angeles in 1928 planning to stay for just three years. Berthold wanted to gain experience working for the booming movie industry and the couple hoped earn enough to return to Europe. For four years, he worked for Fox Film Corporation, then Paramount Pictures, and Warner Brothers. With the uncertain political situation in Germany in 1932, the Viertels decided to stay in the United States with their children rather than return to an uncertain future in Europe. The Viertels house in Santa Monica Canyon was the site of salons and meetings of the Hollywood "intelligentsia" and European intellectuals. It was also an important gathering place for the émigré community. [1]

[edit]Personal life

Previously, Berthold Viertel had been married to Grete Viertel, but they divorced in 1918. After his divorce from Salka in 1947, he married for a third time, this time to Elisabeth Neumann with whom he remained married until his death in 1953.

His marriage to Salka Viertel produced three sons: Hans, Peter and Thomas. Peter Viertel is a book and screenplay writer.

[edit]Further reading

Christopher Isherwood's novel Prater Violet (1945) is a fictional portrayal of Isherwood and Viertel's time working together, as screenplay writer and director, respectively, for the British Gaumont movie Little Friend (1934)

[edit]Filmography

1922/23. DE. Nora.

1924. DE. Die Perücke.

1926. DE. K 13 513. Die Abenteuer eines Zehnmarkscheines.

1929. US. The One Woman Idea.

1929. US. Seven Faces.

1930/31. US/DE. Die heilige Flamme.

1930/31. US. The Spy.

1931. US. The Magnificent Lie.

1931/32. US. The Wiser Sex.

1932. US. The Man from Yesterday.

1934. GB. Little Friend, starring Nova Pilbeam, screenplay by Christopher Isherwood.

1935. GB. The Passing of the Third Floor Back.

1935/36. GB. Rhodes of Africa.

[edit]References

Irene Jansen. Berthold Viertel: Leben und künsterlerische Arbeit im Exil. New York: Peter Lang, 1992.

Salka Viertel. The Kindness of Strangers. New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1969.

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Berthold Viertel's Timeline

1885
June 28, 1885
Vienna, Austria
1920
November 16, 1920
Age 35
Dresden, Saxony, Germany
1925
August 7, 1925
Age 40
1947
1947
Age 61
1953
September 24, 1953
Age 68
Vienna, Austria
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