Peter Lorre was one of the great modern actors of the 20th century. His life and work were deeply affected by the experience of Exile – between Vienna, Berlin, Paris, London and Hollywood. Lorre was a close friend of Karl Kraus and Humphrey Bogart; among his directors were Bertolt Brecht, Fritz Lang, Josef von Sternberg and Alfred Hitchcock; he shared the stage with Lotte Lenya and Jerry Lewis. And he directed one single film: The Lost One – a masterpiece. This book presents manifold perspectives on Lorre’s life and career, it includes literary essays on his most important films as well as a wide variety of previously unpublished photos and illustrations.
Contributors include Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, Ilse Aichinger, Bertolt Brecht, Graham Greene, Christian Petzold, Enno Patalas, Georg Seeßlen, Peter Nau, Gerd Gemünden and many others.
Peter Lorre. Ein Fremder im Paradies
Edited by Michael Omasta, Brigitte Mayr and Elisabeth Streit
KINO Series, Vol. 3
Zsolnay-Verlag, Vienna 2004
269 pages, with numerous illustrations, a detailed biography and a full catalogue of all his appearances in film, radio and on the stage. In German