Strangers in Hollywood: The History of Scandinavian Actors in American Films from 1910 to World War II
Strangers In Hollywood is the story of a special group of immigrants who came to the "New Land", not to plow the American soil but to harvest the riches of Hollywood. They were the first actors from Scandinavia - Denmark, Norway and Sweden - to leave their mark on the American film industry. Included here are the stories not only of the major Scandinavian actors of the period, Greta Garbo, Sonja Henie and Anna Q. Nilsson, but also those film personalities who are now forgotten: female impersonator Bothwell Browne from Denmark; child star Tula Belle from Norway; millionaire's daughter Sadie Lindblom from Sweden; and Samuel Goldwyn's infamous "Edsel" Sigrid Gurie.
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