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Berthold Held Collection

Identifier: 5765

Scope and Contents

Collection consists of 12 studio portrait cabinet card photographs of Berthold Held in costume and 1 studio portrait of Held, all measure 6 1/2and by 4 1/4and and all have beveled silver gilt or gold edges and are on boards. Studio information is printed on the backs of the cards. Three of the photographs are signed by Held on the reverse. The letter to Emil Rameau is in German script on single sheet of stationary.


  • 1880-190?

Biographical Information

Berthold Held was born in Kremsier in Moravia on November 20, 1868. worked with Max Reinhardt (1873-1943) Austrian born American theater and film producer, who is regarded as one of the most prominent directors of German-language theatre in the early 20th century. 1901, Reinhardt together with Held and several other theater colleagues founded the Schall und Rauch (andSound and Smokeand) Kabarett theater in Berlin and in 1906 Reinhardt took over direction of the Deutches Theater in Berlin where Held became head of the Acting School. Held worked with Reinhardt as an actor, manager and director for choral and mass scenes. Emil Rameau also worked with Reinhardt.


0.25 Linear Feet

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Collection of 13 cabinet card photographs and 1 letter relating to German actor, Berthold Held. The photographs date from his early years as an actor and are all studio portraits taken in Austria. Three of the photographs are signed by Held. The letter is dated 1896 and is to his friend and associate German actor Emil Rameau.

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Materials related to Berthold Held are also in the Max Reinhardt Collection
Guide to the Berthold Held Collection
Finding Aid Authors: Jean Green.
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Repository Details

Part of the Binghamton University Libraries Special Collections Repository

Binghamton NY 13902 USA