Luise Rainer was the star of no less than eight MGM Studios movies during the 1930s, and the celebrated winner of two consecutive Academy Awards.

Rainer was the first actress to win back-to-back Academy Awards, the first in 1936 for her performance as Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld and the second in 1937 for her portrayal of O-Lan in The Good Earth.

Following a rocky relationship with Hollywood, the German born American/Viennese actress spent her time between Switzerland and England, before she finally settled in England in the 1990s following the death of her second husband.

206125_0 A portrait of Luise Rainer, oil on canvas, signed and dated '49, lower right.
Painted in Paris for the cover of {Paris Match} Magazine

The collection includes Contemporary fine art including a stunning portrait of Rainer originally painted for the cover of Paris Match magazine in 1949 by Dmitrie Berea, a number of works by Rainer's personal friend Reuvin Rublin, including Olive Grove, three works by Domenico Gnoli, a Renee Sintenis bronze Foal, and a Josef Herman oil.

206170_0 A collection of approximately 25 vintage photographs (including 15 duplicates) of Albert Einstein and Luise Rainer

This auction also features memorabilia and photographs from Rainer's incredible career, including a solid 14 carat gold 1936 Motion Picture Critics of America medal. Photography in the sale includes a series of black and white photographs of Rainer with her good friend Albert Einstein.

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