Amsterdam artisten van de film 'Woningnood' op een uitstapje naar Volendam
Registration of the visit by German film stars to Volendam.
In the summer of 1920, the staff of the Rembrandt Theatre in Amsterdam went on strike, which was especially unfortunate for the management of the theatre, since they had invited the German film stars Ossi Oswalda, Marga Köhler, and Victor Janson to the Dutch premiere of their film Wohnungsnot (Ernst Lubitsch, 1920). For this special occasion, there were even two extra segments shot with Ossi Oswalda playing the lead role. In one of those films, we see how Oswalda, dressed in traditional Volendam costume, cheerfully makes contact with the local inhabitants. But not every Volendammer seems charmed by the advances of the German diva. Because of the strike, the film could only be screened one time in the presence of the three stars.
W. Visscher, Amsterdam in de film : een filmografie van 1896 tot 1940, Amsterdam (1995), Filmografie nr. 850
Algemeen Handelsblad, 18 april 1920.