Finding aid for the Leonora Schildkraut papers 6048

Finding aid prepared by Sue Luftschein
USC Libraries Special Collections
Doheny Memorial Library 206
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specol@usc.edu
2014 February


Title: Leonora Schildkraut papers
Collection number: 6048
Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 5.5 Linear feet 6 boxes
Date: 1908-1970s, undated
Abstract: Leonora Schildraut (nee Rogers) was the third wife of actor Joseph Schildkraut. A musician and actress, she was a member of the Peter Merenblum California Junior Symphony and later appeared in a few motion pictures and acted on the stage. After Schildkraut's death, she hosted a youth and arts radio show in Los Angeles, "Through the Looking Glass". The Leonora Schildkraut papers consists of mementos, scrapbooks, and photographs collected by Leonora Schildkraut and commemorating the acting careers of her husband, Joseph Schildkraut and his father Rudolph Schildkraut, as well as her own work as a musician and arts philanthropist.
creator: Schildkraut, Leonora

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All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian. 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.

Preferred Citation

[Box/folder# or item name], Leonora Schildkraut papers, Collection no. 6048, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

Biographical note

Leonora Schildraut (nee Rogers) was the third wife of actor Joseph Schildkraut. A musician and actress, she was a member (for 10 years) of the Peter Merenblum California Junior Symphony and later appeared in a few motion pictures during the 1940s and acted on the stage. After Schildkraut's death, she hosted a youth and arts radio show in Los Angeles, "Through the Looking Glass".

Scope and Content

The Leonora Schildkraut papers consists of mementos, scrapbooks, and photographs collected by Leonora Schildkraut and commemorating the acting careers of her husband, Joseph Schildkraut and his father Rudolph Schildkraut, as well as her own work as a musician and arts philanthropist.

Acquisition

Donated by Leonora Schildkraut, 2007.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Peter Merenblum California Junior Symphony Orchestra. -- Archives
Schildkraut, Joseph, 1895-1964 -- Archives
Schildkraut, Leonora -- Archives
Schildkraut, Rudolph -- Archives
Actors--United States--20th century--Archival resources
Musicians--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
Notebooks
Photographs
Realia
Scrapbooks

 

Scrapbooks

Box 6

Rudolph Schildkraut and Joseph Schildkraut: A Pictorial History of Their Lives and the Theatre of Their Time undated

Scope and Content

Bound photocopy of original scrapbook.
Box 4

Peter Merenblum California Junior Symphony Orchestra scrapbook 1947-1969

 

Rudolph Schildkraut papers

Scope and Content

The Rudolph Schildkraut papers consist of notebooks in which Schildkraut wrote out the texts of plays, in both English and German, highlighting his lines.
Box 2, Folder 1-3, Box 3

Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice

Scope and Content

4 manuscripts, one in German.
Box 2, Folder 4-5, Box 3

Shakespeare's King Lear

Scope and Content

4 copies: one manuscript in English; a second in English in which Schildkraut pasted pages of a printed play and added stage directions and other annotations; and two manuscripts in German.
Box 2, Folder 6

Kittchenbum, by Herman Heijermans circa 1908

Scope and Content

Published copy with notes and annotations.
Box 2, Folder 7

Die Begnadigten by Herman Heijermans undated

Scope and Content

Typescript with annotations.
Box 2, Folder 8

Schakels, by Herman Heijermans

Scope and Content

Notebook.
Box 2, Folder 9

Flachsmann als erzieher, by Otto Ernst Schmidt undated

Scope and Content

Published copy of the play with extensive annotations.
Box 2, Folder 10

The Mongrel, by Hermann Bahr circa 1924

Scope and Content

The Mongrel ran from December 15, 1924 to January 12, 1925 at the Longacre Theatre in New York City. Schildkraut played Matthias.
Box 2, Folder 11

God of Revenge, by Sholom Ash circa 1922

Scope and Content

God of Vengenace [Revenge] ran from December 20, 1922 to April 1923 at the Provincetown Playhouse. Schildkraut played the part of Yekel Shepshovitch. Schildkraut also directed this production. Two notebooks and one published copy with notes and annotations.
Box 2, Folder 12, Box 3

Sparkling Burgundy by Hans Mueller

Scope and Content

Three notebooks.
Box 3

King Menelaus

Box 3

[English grammar notebook]

Scope and Content

Manuscript written by Schildkraut containing examples of English grammar. Appears to have been used in the study of English.
Box 3

[Jahrzeit book for Rudolph Schildkraut] 1930

Box 3

The Sidewalks of New York, by Bernardine Kielty 1923

Box 1

"Alice in Wonderland" photographs and negatives 1932

Scope and Content

Photographs and copy negatives from the Civic Repertory Theater's production of Alice in Wonderland, 1932-1933. Most of the photographs are mounted on holed paper with typed captions identifying the actors. Joseph Schildkraut played the White Queen in this production.
Box 5

Realia

Scope and Content

Various plaques and medals awarded/given to Leonora Schildkraut.