Memories of Katinka

A few days after my dad signed the contract [] with the Hartman-Steindorff Opera Company in 1922, he performed in Katinka, a »

The Curtain Rises

San Francisco in the 1920s. The memories of the 1906 earthquake were as fresh as the memories of 9/11 are today. The city had rebuilt, »

Portrait of a Young Actor

California agreed with my dad. Within five years of moving west with his mother, he went from being the kid from Brooklyn wearing knickers to being »

Discovering California

Shortly after the end of World War I, my dad and his mom moved from Brooklyn to Northern California. Several relatives lived in Berkeley and Oakland, »