luise-rainer.com is a celebration of the life and work of Luise Rainer. All the information given is based on my own research and taken from items in my personal collection. My fascination with Luise Rainer began when she appeared as a triumphant returning Oscar winner at the 70th Academy Awards ceremony in 1997; shortly afterwards I met her for the first time. I was intrigued by her story and surprised at how little had been written about her extraordinary life and times.
The aim of this site is to bring together as much information as possible about Luise’s work on film, stage, television and other media, together with a biographical information; on the archive page I hope to publish, or provide links, to articles, reviews and interviews in the media to create the most complete archive of such material available on the internet, and I hope to provide an extensive gallery of images, many of which have not been previously published online.
Before her death in 2014 Luise was aware of my work on the website and gave me her blessing, however, the views expressed are those of myself and are not intended to be the views of Luise (except in the case of interview transcriptions etc).
The site began as http://www.luiserainer.net, however, hosting costs and changes in my personal circumstances meant that I had to take the site offline in 2015. I am now in the process of rebuilding the site and reproduction all of the articles, galleries, pages and more which had been worked on over many years. Even now, after almost 20 years of research I am still discovering new information and the site will be a work-in-progress with regular updates.
I am indebted to a number of friends, colleagues and strangers who have provided information, images and items of research. This list of credits provides links to their own sites and / or contributions. Their help is invaluable in making this site as accurate as possible. Adding more information about aspects of Luise’s life and career is an ongoing challenge and I welcome any omissions, corrections and suggestions. I am especially interested in filling in some of the many blanks regarding theatre and television appearances. Click here to send an email if you wish to contact me about the site, submit information or make a suggestion.
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