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Finding Aid for the Maria Ouspenskaya Papers, ca. 1922-1942
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Maria Ouspenskaya Papers,
    Date (inclusive): ca. 1922-1942
    Collection number: 646
    Creator: Ouspenskaya, Maria, 1876-1949
    Extent: 8 boxes (4 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Maria Ouspenskaya (1876-1949) performed on Broadway and ran a New York acting school before going to Hollywood, California (1936). The collection consists of scripts, reviews, publicity material, and photographs related to Maria Ouspenskaya and her acting career, the Moscow Art Theater, and the Greenwich Village Theater in New York.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Biography

    Ouspenskaya was born July 29, 1876 in Tula, Russia; she came to the U.S. in 1923 with the Moscow Art Theater; performed on Broadway and ran a New York acting school before going to Hollywood, California, in 1936; films include: Dodsworth (1936), Conquest (1937), Love affair (1939), Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet (1940), The wolf man (1941), Kings row (1942), Frankenstein meets the wolf man (1943), I've always loved you (1946), and A kiss in the dark (1949); she died in 1949.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of scripts, reviews, publicity material, and photographs related to Maria Ouspenskaya and her acting career. Also includes materials from when she was a member of the Moscow Art Theater and the Greenwich Village Theater in New York.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Ouspenskaya, Maria, 1876-1949--Archives.
    Motion picture actors and actresses--Archival resources.
    Acting teachers--United States--Archival resources.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Scripts (documents).