Lissie Arna (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Lissi Arna

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Lissi Arna (1900-1964) On July 26, 1930, the Los Angeles Times reported  that popular German film actress Lissi (sometimes spelled Lissy) Arna was signed by First National Pictures to appear in one to six foreign language films in Hollywood.  The studio had also signed Carla Dartheel, Anton Pointner and Wilhelm Dieterle. That August, Arna arrived […]

Emile Jannings

Emil Jannings – photos and quotes

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“My experience in Italy in connection with the filming of ‘Quo Vadis’ convinced me that actors cannot work successfully in foreign lands with actors of other nationalities. Difficulties of language are such that there is no real understanding and the consequence is a lack of unity in the interpretation of the roles.” – Emil Jannings, […]