Friday, 10 March 2017 
I 18:30 h I Festsaal

The last Salon -
Sissy Strauss in New York and Vienna

Film Screening

In the presence of Sissy and Max Strauss

Hans Winkler
Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna

Joachim Dennhardt
German-Austrian film director and author; Director of the Film “The last Salon”

“The last Salon” by Joachim Dennhardt about Sissy Strauss recently won the
“Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award”. The film is a tribute to
Sissy Strauss and her “last Salon” in New York, which became home for a number of
high-ranking artists. After working at the MET for 42 years she moved back to her
hometown Vienna - again opening her home to opera stars and friends and starting
another Salon. After the fading away of the famous Viennese Salons in the Thirties of
the last century she brings back this tradition to contemporary Vienna.