The Sun And Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

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The Sun And Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

The Sun And Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler's Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood

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An immersive biography…Chock-full of scandalous affairs and wartime atmosphere, this sparkling account brings overdue attention to a woman who helped make Hollywood’s golden age possible.

If you’d like to file an allegation of infringement, you’ll need to follow the process described in our Copyright and Intellectual Property Policy. As to whether or not they were lovers, there is ample gossip but no smoking lipstick or other positive evidence, says Rifkind, who gives a literary shrug at this facet of the Greta/Salka relationship. is especially noteworthy, as is her examination of Viennese modernism, Berthold Viertel: Eine Biografie der Wiener Moderne. That last, from a letter Kurt Weill wrote to his wife Lotte Lenya, may be the most excusable, for distraught refugees were brittle, often depressed, and prone to lashing out at friends and benefactors. Through the Fund's assistance, notable artists such as Leonhard Frank, Heinrich Mann, Alfred Polgar, Walter Mehring, and Friedrich Torberg received emergency visas that enabled them to escape the Nazis.

She also appeared on screen in the German version of Garbo’s debut in her first full sound film of Eugene O’Neill’s Anna Christie, directed by Jacques Feyder which Garbo herself preferred to her the English version, also released in 1930, directed by Clarence Brown, Viertel playing the old prostitute role of Marthy (who Marie Dressler played in English version). is especially noteworthy, as is her examination of Viennese modernism, Berthold Viertel: Eine Biografie der Wiener Moderne . Or that it was Erika Mann, Heinrich’s niece and Thomas Mann’s eldest daughter, who risked her life by sneaking into Nazi-dominated Munich in the summer of 1933 to rescue her father’s manuscript of Joseph and His Brothers from the Mann family home, which was then under constant Gestapo surveillance. His administration chose to maintain the stringent quotas for refugees that had been established in 1924, reluctant to stir up an already robust homegrown xenophobia. Among them were actors and filmmakers Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Fritz Lang, Peter Lorre, Ernst Lubitsch, F.

S. government blackout rules, while a houseful of enemy aliens who had barely escaped their deaths in Europe let off steam. Yet Rifkind can also capture a complex character with a single snapshot-like sentence: “Shy or effusive, each person who shook [Thomas] Mann’s hand received the benediction of his kindly solemnity.Cari Beauchamp’s Without Lying Down: Frances Marion and the Power of Women in Hollywood ; Erin Hill’s Never Done: A History of Women’s Work in Media Production ; Evelyn Juers’s House of Exile: The Lives and Times of Heinrich Mann and Nelly Kroeger-Mann ; and Emily D.

Find the lat­est issues, infor­ma­tion on the Paper Brigade New Israeli Fic­tion prize, adver­tis­ing details, and more. She kept giving and giving, welcoming European emigres into her home, offering them a true place of refuge in a world gone mad. His book reviews and author interviews have appeared in The Advocate, EdgeMedia, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. In The Sun and Her Stars , Donna Rifkind delves into the fascinating, complex life and work of one of Hollywood’s unsung screenwriting legends and emerges with a rich and illuminating biography, one that Salka Viertel herself would have undoubtedly adored.Composer Franz Waxman met director James Whale through her and wrote his first Hollywood soundtrack for Whale. After all, hers had been a remarkable life and she had been blessed with extraordinary friends, as Rifkind again shows us, with much additional detail, in “The Sun and Her Stars. Well known to film scholars and classical music lovers, the Thalberg/Schoenberg impasse is one of the great when-worlds-collide moments in pop cultural and modernist history.



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