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Author Wieland, Karin.

Title Dietrich & Riefenstahl : Hollywood, Berlin, and a century in two lives / Karin Wieland ; translated by Shelley Frisch.

Publication Info. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    791.43 Dietrich,M WIE    Available
Edition First edition
Description 612 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Leni Riefenstahl and Marlene Dietrich both came of age in Weimar Berlin, a time of great political ferment. Both women seized upon the revolutionary energy of the 1920s, seeking careers on the stage and in film. In the 1930s, Riefenstahl became the official filmmaker of the Third Reich, a progenitor of fascist symbolism. Dietrich's slender and androgynous beauty made her a fashion icon. Both women had their grand passions, but neither abandoned ambition for the sake of love. Wieland brings to vivid life a time of international upheaval, chronicling radical evolutions of politics, fame, and femininity on a grand stage.
Contents Youth (1901-1923) -- Carving out a career (1923-1932) -- Success (1932-1939) -- War (1939-1945) -- Prosecution (1945-1954) -- New chapter of fame (1954-1976) -- The end game (1976-2003).
Language Translated from the German.
Subject Dietrich, Marlene.
Riefenstahl, Leni.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Germany -- Biography.
Women entertainers -- Germany -- Biography.
Women motion picture producers and directors -- Germany -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Frisch, Shelley Laura, translator.
Added Title Dietrich & Riefenstahl. English
Dietrich and Riefenstahl
ISBN 9780871403360 (hardcover)
0871403366 (hardcover)

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