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ISBN-10: 1631492284
ISBN-13: 9781631492280
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10/11/2016
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.70" W, 1.40" H

Dietrich & Riefenstahl: Hollywood, Berlin, and a Century in Two Lives

Translator: Shelley Frisch

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Price: $18.95

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Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, born less than a year apart, lived so close to each other that Riefenstahl could see into Dietrich’s Berlin apartment. Coming of age at the dawn of the Weimar Republic, both sought fame in Germany’s burgeoning motion picture industry. While Dietrich’s depiction of Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel catapulted her to Hollywood stardom, Riefenstahl–who missed out on the part–insinuated herself into Hitler’s inner circle to direct groundbreaking if infamous Nazi propaganda films, like Triumph of the Will. Dietrich, who toured tirelessly with the USO, could never truly go home again; Riefenstahl could never shake her Nazi past. Acclaimed German historian Karin Wieland examines these lives within the vicious crosscurrents of a turbulent century, evoking piercing insights into the modern era’s most difficult questions, about illusion and mass intoxication, art and truth, courage and capitulation (New Yorker).

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[Dietrich and Riefenstahl has] credibility, texture, and unending interest.–Claudia Roth Pierpont "New Yorker"
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ISBN-10: 1631492284
ISBN-13: 9781631492280
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publish Date: 10/11/2016
Dimensions: 8.80" L, 5.70" W, 1.40" H
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