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The SSO Welcomes Monika Henreid June 29 & 30!

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 26th, 2013, 10:58 pm

Monika Henreid, daughter of Paul Henreid, visits The Silver Screen Oasis!

Currently working on a documentary and a biography of her father, Monika's
tribute to her father is currently airing on Turner Classic Movies as the
popular cable channel helps celebrate Paul Henreid as Star of the Month for July.

The Monika Henreid Q & A thread begins here:
viewforum.php?f=95&start=0

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Actor, Director, and Producer Paul Henreid

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The trailer for The Spanish Main...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-KGiwGn1d8&sns=em[/youtube]
Paul Henreid and Bette Davis in Now Voyager...

In preparation for a discussion of the life and work of Paul Henreid, enjoy this collection of Henreid's film appearances:
http://m.youtube.com/#/playlist?list=PL ... rcCQUEfbkE

Paul Henreid, a suave, romantic leading man who, in the 1940s and 50s, represented the epitome of continental charm. Henreid is best remembered as Ingrid Bergman's husband, the stoic Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, in Casablanca (1943) and for his classic romance in Now Voyager (1942) with Bette Davis in which he lit two cigarettes at the same time and handed one to Bette Davis.

The scion of an aristocratic Austrian family, Henreid first worked as a designer and translator at a Vienna publishing firm until he was discovered in an acting school performance by Otto Preminger, who was then Max Reinhardt's managing director. Henreid became a leading man with Reinhardt's theater company and appeared in two Austrian films in the early 1930s before he moved to England because of his anti-Nazi sentiments. There he starred on the London stage and in films, ironically being cast as a Nazi officer in Madman of Europe and as a Gestapo agent in Carol Reed's Night Train (both 1940). Moving to the US in 1940, he was again cast as a German in the Broadway production "Flight to the West".

Signing with RKO Radio Pictures in 1941, Henreid played his first heroic role as a Free French R.A.F. pilot in his Hollywood debut, Joan of Paris (1941). It was the first of many films in which he would dramatize the wartime plight of sympathetic Europeans.

In the 40s and 50s, Henreid starred in the swashbucklers such as The Spanish Main (1945), Last of the Buccaneers (1950), and Thief of Damascus (1952), and melodramas like So Young, So Bad (1950) and Stolen Face(1952). With his career opportunities as a romantic lead dwindling, he switched to producing and directing, especially on TV, where he directed numerous episodes of "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Schlitz Playhouse", "G.E. Theater", "Maverick" and "Bracken's World". In 1964, Henreid reteamed with his "Now, Voyager" and "Deception" (1946) co-star Bette Davis, directing her in the dual roles of homicidal twin sisters in the suspense melodrama Dead Ringer.
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Richard Conte, Paul Henreid, June Havoc, Lauren Bacall, and Humphrey Bogart preparing to attend HUAC hearings...

Blacklisted in all German-speaking countries in the 30s, England in the 40s, and America in the 50s, Henreid's life in some ways mirrored that of his iconic character Victor Lazlo in Casablanca, but even surpassed those struggles in his private life.

The Silver Screen Oasis is proud to welcome Monika Henreid!

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Re: The SSO Welcomes Monika Henreid June 29 & 30!

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 27th, 2013, 12:44 pm

Monika,

Did your father Paul, enjoyed his role as General Ziemann in Operation Crossbow? ... I just loved him in that role that he played in that film.

In another iconic role ... how he worked with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca ... to me, this is one of his better roles and he was absolutely perfect as Victor Laszlo.

Thanks for taking the time to answer these ...

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Re: The SSO Welcomes Monika Henreid June 29 & 30!

Postby moira finnie » June 28th, 2013, 7:33 am

Rita Hayworth wrote:Monika,

Did your father Paul, enjoyed his role as General Ziemann in Operation Crossbow? ... I just loved him in that role that he played in that film.

In another iconic role ... how he worked with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca ... to me, this is one of his better roles and he was absolutely perfect as Victor Laszlo.

Thanks for taking the time to answer these ...

Hi Erik--
You might want to wait until the weekend to submit your question about her father's work when Monika Henreid will be visiting on Sat. June 29th and Sun. June 30th. There will be a separate thread devoted to the Q & A in the Guest Star section of our board then. It's good to see your eagerness to participate! Thanks again to all those who participate in these events.
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Re: The SSO Welcomes Monika Henreid June 29 & 30!

Postby Rita Hayworth » June 28th, 2013, 9:45 am

moirafinnie wrote:
Rita Hayworth wrote:Monika,

Did your father Paul, enjoyed his role as General Ziemann in Operation Crossbow? ... I just loved him in that role that he played in that film.

In another iconic role ... how he worked with Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca ... to me, this is one of his better roles and he was absolutely perfect as Victor Laszlo.

Thanks for taking the time to answer these ...

Hi Erik--
You might want to wait until the weekend to submit your question about her father's work when Monika Henreid will be visiting on Sat. June 29th and Sun. June 30th. There will be a separate thread devoted to the Q & A in the Guest Star section of our board then. It's good to see your eagerness to participate! Thanks again to all those who participate in these events.



Okay, Moira ... thanks for the heads up!

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Re: The SSO Welcomes Monika Henreid June 29 & 30!

Postby Sue Sue Applegate » June 28th, 2013, 11:18 am

Thanks, Erik!

The Monika Henreid Q & A thread begins here:
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