The Theatre: Thank Offering

In 1938 German-born Cinemactress Luise Rainer (The Good Earth, The Great Ziegfeld) became a U. S. citizen. When she returned from Europe recently, she realized how much her new citizenship meant to her, wanted to do something for her adopted country. What she could do best was act. Though she had never appeared on a U. S. stage, she had acted abroad under Max Reinhardt and others.

She had first achieved fame playing Shaw's Saint Joan in German at 17. The Civic Theatre of Washington, D. C. had a production of Saint Joan scheduled. She agreed to go there, donate her services...

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