Dietrich & Riefenstahl - 9780871403360

Un libro in lingua di Karin Wieland Frisch Shelley (TRN) edito da Liveright Pub Corp, 2015

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Marlene Dietrich and Leni Riefenstahl, born less than one year apart, lived so close to each other that Riefenstahl could actually see into Dietrich’s Berlin apartment. Coming of age at the dawn of the Weimar Republic, both sought fame in Germany’s burgeoning silent motion picture industry. While Dietrich’s depiction of the femme fatale 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 and found infamy directing Nazi propaganda films like Triumph of the Will and Olympia. Dietrich, who toured tirelessly with the USO, could never truly go home again, while Riefenstahl was forever contaminated by her political associations. Moving deftly between two stories never before told together, acclaimed German historian Karin Wieland contextualizes these lives within the vicious crosscurrents of a turbulent generation, chronicling revolutions in politics, fame, and sexuality on a grand stage.

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