DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL: HOLLYWOOD, BERLIN, AND A CENTURY IN TWO LIVES

DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL: HOLLYWOOD, BERLIN, AND A CENTURY IN TWO LIVES

By: Wieland, Karin

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A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015 A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Pick of 2015 Magisterial in scope, this dual biography examines two complex lives that b egan alike but ended on opposite sides of the century's greatest conflict. 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, Riefenstahlâ??who missed out on the partâ??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). 25 photographs.

Title: DIETRICH & RIEFENSTAHL: HOLLYWOOD, BERLIN, AND A CENTURY IN TWO LIVES

Author Name: Wieland, Karin

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Publisher: Liveright: 2016

ISBN Number: 1631492284

ISBN Number 13: 9781631492280

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000043109