1879 - 1901
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1911 - 1917
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1938 - 1945
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Who is Who
  Gustav Klimt
Alexander Zemlinsky
Gustav Mahler
Walter Gropius
Paul Kammerer
Oskar Kokoschka
Franz Werfel
Johannes Hollnsteiner

Alma und die Musik
Kokoschkas Alma-Bilder
Die Alma-Puppe

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  Emil Jakob Schindler, Vater
Anna von Bergen, Mutter
Carl Moll, Stiefvater
Maria Anna Mahler, Tochter
Anna Mahler, Tochter
Manon Gropius, Tochter
Martin Carl Johannes, Sohn
  Berta Zuckerkandl
Max Burckhard
Koloman Moser
Bruno Walter
Sigmund Freud
Hans Pfitzner
Gerhart Hauptmann
Lili Lieser
Hanns Martin Elster
August Hess
Georg Moenius

Alma & Venedig
Alma & der Semmering
Alma & Berlin
Alma & Jerusalem
Alma & Lissabon
Alma & Los Angeles
Alma & New York


Alma Mahler-Werfel in Hollywood

In California the Werfels lived in the Hollywood hills at 6900 Los Tilos Road between December 1940 and June 1942. In September they moved to 610 North Bedford Drive in Beverly Hills.


Alma Mahler und Franz Werfel in ihrem Haus in Beverly Hills, 610 Bedford Drive
Franz Werfel, Jennifer Jones & Lee G. Cobb

While in Southern California, Werfel completed his novel ”The Song of Bernadette” (1941) thereby fulfilling his vow made in 1940 in Lourdes for a safe escape. This novel was made later into the film ”The Song of Bernadette”, Twentieth Century Fox wasted no time in buying the rights to the book and developing a screen treatment that was to be their most ambitious and expensive project of the year. "The Song of Bernadette" opened in late December of 1943 to qualify for the Academy Awards. It was an immediate critical and commercial success and Jennifer Jones was a new star. It was nominated for 12 Academy Awards, and won 4. Jennifer Jones won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance.



"The song of Bernadette": In der Hauptrolle Bernadette Jones (1944).

Danny Kaye & Curd Jürgens

Werfel also wrote his final play, ”Jacobowsky and the Colonel” (1944; filmed in Hollywood with Danny Kaye and Curd Jürgens), while in Southern California. Werfel's ability to work in the film industry made him one of the few financially successful émigrés.


Alma Mahler und Franz Werfel besuchen Errol Flynn
und Claudette Colbert in einem Hollywood Studio in den 40ern


Franz Werfel dies in Los Angeles during the summer of 1945 and is buried in Rosendale Cemetary. His body was later exhumed and returned to Vienna for reburial.

Alma Mahler-Werfel becomes an American citizen. On the occasion of her
seventieth birthday, on August 31 1949, Alma is given a birthday book at her
home in Pacific Palisades, California. The bound volume contains
seventy-seven letters from significant representatives of European and
American cultural and intellectual history.
In the early 1950s Alma moves to New York, hoping to leave painful memories
behind in Los Angeles.