The following is a list of magazine and newspaper articles and/or interviews. The list is in chronological order, starting in the first column with the earliest article, from 1933, and continuing in the second column. It includes name of publication (or website), country and date of issue, article title and a brief note about the content. Where available, you can click on the link to read the interview / article. Many of these are now available online via Google News and other archive resources (some websites require registration and payment, these are noted below). For some of the most interesting older interviews I have transcribed the text for this website and they are published online here for the first time. You can now view a selection of magazine covers featuring Luise in the Magazine Covers gallery.
This page will be updated as new articles are added to my collection. I am grateful to any readers who wish to supply missing information regarding similar articles and interviews which can be added to this list. Any such information can be sent to me at the usual email address.
A note to readers: all of these interviews and articles have been transcribed exactly from the original newspaper or magazine in which they first appeared. Many of them, especially those from the 1930s, contain factual errors or contradictory information, as much of the details fed to the Press at this time was tailored by MGM to suit their commercial agenda (many will refer to Luise as a Viennese actress, for example, rather than of German origin). Please bear this in mind when reading these articles, which are, despite these inconsistencies, a source of useful information and entertainment.
Photoplay / July 1936 / USA
The Tempestuous Life Story of Luise Rainer by Adele Whiteley Fletcher
Modern Movies / October 1938 / USA
Fighting for Freedom by Charles Darnton
“Q” Theatre Programme / 26 June 1939 / UK
Miss Luise Rainer told me by Harold Downs
La Settimana Incom / 24th December 1949 / Italy
Luise Rainer detesta l’America by Ermanno Contini
Vanity Fair / March 2010 / USA
The Proust Questionnaire
Entertainment Weekly / February 3-10 2012 / USA
The Oldest Oscar Winner Speaks by Rob Brunner