Maria Louise Droop

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The bibliographic information here was edited and provided by Joel Stephens, Brigham Young University.

Marie Luise Droop (Marie Martha Luise Fritsch) was born in 1890 near the Baltic sea in city Stettin. She was known for her writing skills, but also produced and directed in film. Her father, Karl Georg Fritsch, was a manager of a cement factory and her mother, Emmeline Albertine Elisabeth Conradine Most, was from a wealthy family, who manufactured chocolate.

Because of her love for writing she became very interested in Karl May, who was a popular German writer. She even wrote a letter to Karl May, who enjoyed the letter and the two became close friends thereafter. Droop later married Dr. Adolf Droop, a teacher who also had interest in May’s works.

Droop worked for Nordisk Film earlier in her life and later co-founded Ustad Film, which later became bankrupt. She was able to help create around 50 screenplays because she was able to speak nine different languages. Three of the screenplays came from adaptations of May’s work. She passed away in Lahr in August 1959. 

Birth Location: 
Stettin, (modern day Poland)
Death Date: 
Death Location: 
Lahr, Germany
Married to: 
Dr. Adolf Droop
None known

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