Events | Artists in Exile

Los Angeles | January 22, 2017 | 3:00 PM

Salon and Discussion

Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Arnold Schoenberg, Fritz Lang

Join us for a salon and discussion about the extraordinary artists who lived and worked in Los Angeles before, during and after WWII. Presented in collaboration with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, and their production with LACO of Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars. Moderated by Donna Rifkind, author of the soon to be released, The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in Hollywood. Salon participants: Doris Berger, Exhibition Curator at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences; Friedel Schmoranzer, Project Coordinator at Villa Aurora; and Neal Brostoff, music producer, educator and recent lecturer in Jewish music in the UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology.

With the influx of refugees in the 30s, Hollywood became a kind of Athens. It was as crowded with artists as Renaissance Florence. It was a Golden Era...It had never happened before. It will never happen again. -- S.N. Behrman

Information about tickets to Lost in The Stars

Admission is free
RSVP required via or 310.454-4231
Villa Aurora, 520 Paseo Miramar, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Street Parking is available on Los Liones Drive. Shuttle service starts at 2 pm from Los Liones Drive, off Sunset Boulevard two blocks North East of Pacific Coast Highway. Please do not park on the Topanga State Park Lot!


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