On August 29 the actress Ingrid Bergman would have turned 100. This is commemorated in different ways around the world. On May 30 the Bohuslän Museum in Uddevalla north of Gothenburg opens the exhibition “Ingrid Bergman in Fjällbacka”. The exhibition is based on unique pictures from her stays on the islet of Dannholmen, which is located off the coast of Fjällbacka in the Swedish province of Bohuslän.
Ingrid Bergman was married to theatre producer Lasse Schmidt between 1958 and 1975. Lasse Schmidt had bought the islet of Dannholmen just before he met Ingrid. Ingrid Bergman was equally in love with the little island as Lars. Here she could recover from film and theatre work. Many of Ingrid Bergman’s colleagues from Hollywood came to visit her. Similarly, journalists from around the world showed up, and the names Fjällbacka and Dannholmen became known outside of Sweden.
One of the greatest actresses
Ingrid Bergman is one of the world’s greatest actresses. She was born in Stockholm in 1915. We personally remember her most for the classic film “Casablanca” and for her role in “Murder on the Orient Express”. Ingrid Bergman suffered from breast cancer and died August 29, 1982. Her ashes were scattered in the sea around the islet of Dannholmen. Ingrid Bergman’s children still visit Dannholmen regularly.
The exhibition runs until January 10, 2016.
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Ingrid Bergman in Fjällbacka (photo: Kville Hembygdsarkiv) – the photo on the top of this page is by Georges Ménager
Fjällbacka today – our picture is from the Ingrid Bergman square (Ingrid Bergmans torg)
Ingrid Bergman and Lasse Schmidt (photo: HT-bild, Göteborg)
Source: Bohusläns Museum, Västarvet
Strandverket Art Museum, Marstrand: “Ingrid Bergman at 100. The Rise and Fall of Ingrid Bergman. And Rise.”
If you are in Bohuslän and visit the island of Marstrand, don’t miss the Ingrid Bergman exhibition at Strandverket Art Museum.
Marstrand can easily be reached from Gothenburg, even with public transportation. The exhibiton runs from July 6 to September 27.
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Update September 28, 2015
If you didn’t get a chance to see the “Ingrid Bergman at 100” exhibition at Strandverket, Marstrand, you could see it at the Millegården Museum in Stockholm from October 8, 2015 to January 24, 2016. – More info: www.millesgarden.se
Update February 10, 2016
Here is another chance to see the exhibition: From February 13 to April 17 it will be shown at the Sundsvalls Museum in Sundsvall. – More info: www.sundsvall.se/Uppleva-och-gora/Museum/utstallningar/