This short subject discusses Norwegian director Tancred Ibsen’s short period in the United States and Hollywood in the 1920s. According to his autobiography, his purpose was to ‘Ibsenize cinema’, but his stay in Hollywood was brief. New information on Ibsen’s Hollywood period is found by examining the outlines and synopses he wrote for MGM in 1924 and 1925, with a closer look at the synopsis Kin of Fame, a drama about identity and recognition with clear references to his own life.

doi.org/10.1386/jsca.8.3.209_1
Journal of Scandinavian Cinema
School for Studies in Art and Culture

Iversen, G. (2018). Tancred ibsen’s failure to ibsenize hollywood. Journal of Scandinavian Cinema, 8(3), 209–214. doi:10.1386/jsca.8.3.209_1