14 July 1889
|Died||18 November 1968 79) (aged|
|Spouse(s)||Paul Wegener (divorced, remarried until his death in 1948)|
Lyda Salmonova (14 July 1889 – 18 November 1968) was a Czech stage and film actress. She was married to the actor Paul Wegener and appeared alongside him in a number of films.
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation was an American motion picture production company that operated from 1916 to 1924 when it was merged with two other production companies to form the major studio, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was founded on November 19, 1916, by Samuel Goldwyn, an executive at Lasky's Feature Play Company, and Broadway producer brothers Edgar and Archibald Selwyn, using an amalgamation of both last names to name the company.
Paul Wegener was a German actor, writer, and film director known for his pioneering role in German expressionist cinema.
Der Golem is a partially lost 1915 German silent horror film written and directed by Paul Wegener and Henrik Galeen. It was inspired by a Jewish folktale, the most prevalent version of the story involving 16th century Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel who created the Golem to protect his people from antisemites. Wegener claimed the film was based on Gustav Meyrink's 1915 novel The Golem, but, as the movie has little to do with existing Jewish traditions, Troy Howarth states "it is more likely that simply drew upon European folklore".
Rochus Gliese was a German actor, director, production designer, and Academy Award-nominated art director of early films from the 1910s and 1920s. He was born in Berlin.
George Fitzmaurice was a French-born film director and producer.
David Powell was a Scottish stage and later film actor of the silent era.
The Golem and the Dancing Girl is a 1917 German silent comedy horror film. It is part of a trilogy, preceded by The Golem (1915) and followed by The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920). Paul Wegener and Rochus Gliese co-directed and acted in the film. Wegener also wrote the screenplay. This was the screen debut of Fritz Feld. It was produced by Deutsche Bioscop GmbH.
Lya Mara was a Polish actress. She was one of the biggest stars of the German silent cinema.
Frederic Zelnik was an Austrian producer, director, and actor. He was one of the most important producers-directors of the German silent cinema. Zelnik achieved success through period operetta films in the 1920s and 1930s.
Bertram Grassby was an English actor. He appeared in more than 90 silent era films between 1914 and 1927. Grassby was married to American actress Gerard Alexander. He was born in Lincolnshire, England and died in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Olga Engl was an Austrian-German stage and motion picture actress who appeared in nearly 200 films.
Carl Eduard Hermann Boese was a German film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed 158 films between 1917 and 1957.
Reinhold Schünzel was a German actor and director, active in both Germany and the United States. The son of a German father and a Jewish mother, he was born in St. Pauli, the poorest part of Hamburg. Despite being of Jewish ancestry, Schünzel was allowed by the Nazis to continue making films for several years until he eventually left in 1937 to live abroad.
Paul Davidson was a German film producer.
Paul Biensfeldt was a German-Jewish stage and film actor.
Frida Richard was an Austrian actress.
Ernst Karl Heinrich Hofmann was a German film actor.
Erich Schönfelder (1885–1933) was a German screenwriter, actor, and film director of the silent and early sound eras. Early in his career he worked frequently with Ernst Lubitsch.
The Lost Shadow is a 1921 German silent film directed by Rochus Gliese and starring Paul Wegener, Wilhelm Bendow and Adele Sandrock. The cinematographer was Karl Freund. The film's sets were designed by the art director Kurt Richter. It was shot at the Tempelhof Studios in Berlin. For some reason, the film was only released in the US in 1928. It is today considered a lost film.
Selznick Pictures was an American film production company active between 1916 and 1923 during the silent era.