Participants

Henri Alekan, Director of Photography, Paris. His most famous filmwork is probably "La Belle et La Bete", directed by J.Cocteau. From 1936-38 he was assistant to the legendary cinematographer Eugen Schüfftan. As Schüfftan's assistant he worked on three films, directed by G.W.Pabst: "Mademoiselle Docteur", "Le Drame de Shanghai", "Jeunes Filles en Detresse".

Freddy Buache, Director of the Cinematheque Suisse in Lausanne since 1949. He still admires Pabst's silent films as the most important ones made in the Weimar Republic. Freddy Buache speaks of Louise Brooks as the "Personification of Cinema" and he chose her to be the "icon" of the Cinematheque Suisse.

Anne Friedberg, Assistant Professor at the Film Studies Program at the University of California at Irvine. Anne Friedberg researched the rare moment of encounter between psychoanalysis and cinema - between Freud and Pabst - in the film "Geheimnisse einer Seele" (Secrets of a Soul).

Jan-Christopher Horak, Curator of Film at the George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. He is best known for his book on German film emigrants in the Third Reich, "Fluchtpunkt Hollywood".

Rudolph S. Joseph, Santa Barbara, USA. He was Deputy Director of the Renaissance Theater in Berlin in the '1920s. Rudolph S.Joseph was forced to emigrate from Germany in 1933. He went to the U.S.A. via France. In 1963 he was appointed as the first Director of the then newly founded Filmmuseum in Munich.

Hilde Krahl, Actress in Hamburg and Vienna. During the "Third Reich" in 1941, she starred as "Philine" in Pabst's film "Comedians".

Francis (Franz) Lederer, was born in Prague in 1899. His career as an actor took him from Prague via Brünn, Breslau, Berlin, and London to New York. Francis Lederer starred in "Pandora's Box" (1929) with Louise Brooks and Fritz Kortner.

Ronny Loewy, Curator and Author. He works at the Fritz Bauer Institut and at Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt a/M.

Herbert G. Luft, Journalist and Producer; Los Angeles. He conducted one of the last interviews with G.W.Pabst in Vienna while on his way back from Israel where he was a correspondent covering the Eichmann trial.

Harold Nebenzal, Film producer ("Cabaret"), Beverly Hills. He was born in Berlin and emigrated 1933 via France to the U.S.A. His father was Seymour Nebenzahl who produced six of Pabst's films between 1928-32, including the classics "Pandora's Box","Comradeship", "Threepenny Opera".

Jean (Hans) Oser was born into a Viennese family, staying in Strasbourg at the time. From 1930 - 1938 Jean Oser was the sound editor for most of Pabst's films (i.e. "Threepenny Opera", "Comradeship"). In 1939 he emigrated via France and England to the U.S.A. For many years he was a Professor of Film history at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada.

Michael Pabst was born in Berlin in 1941 as the second son of Gertrude and G.W.Pabst. Gallery owner in Munich and Vienna.

Micheline Presle, Actress, Paris. At the age of 15, in 1938/39, she played her first leading role in Pabst's "Jeunes filles en detresse".

Heide Schlüpmann is a film theorist at the Goethe University in Frankfurt a/M. She is co-editor of the film magazine "Frauen und Film".

Aglaja Schmid, Actress at the Burgtheater in Vienna. In 1947 she acted for the first time in a film, in Pabst's "The Trial" ("Der Prozess").

Carl Szokoll, Producer (i.e. "Die Brücke" with Bernhard Wicki and Maria Schell), in Vienna. In 1955 he produced Pabst's "The Last Ten Days" with Oskar Werner and Albin Skoda.