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The Resource The sun and her stars : Salka Viertel and Hitler's exiles in the golden age of Hollywood, Donna Rifkind

The sun and her stars : Salka Viertel and Hitler's exiles in the golden age of Hollywood, Donna Rifkind

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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
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Salka Viertel and Hitler's exiles in the golden age of Hollywood
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Donna Rifkind
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Salka Viertel and Hitler's exiles in the golden age of Hollywood
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Salka Viertel and Hitlers exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood
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eng
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The little-known story of screenwriter Salka Viertel, whose salons in 1930s and 40s Hollywood created a refuge for a multitude of famous figures who had escaped the horrors of World War ll. Hollywood was created by its "others"; that is, by women, Jews, and immigrants. Salka Viertel was all three and so much more. She was the screenwriter for five of Greta Garbo's movies and also her most intimate friend. At one point during the Irving Thalberg years, Viertel was the highest-paid writer on the MGM lot. Meanwhile, at her house in Santa Monica she opened her door on Sunday afternoons to scores of European émigrés who had fled from Hitler--such as Thomas Mann, Bertolt Brecht, and Arnold Schoenberg--along with every kind of Hollywood star, from Charlie Chaplin to Shelley Winters. In Viertel's living room (the only one in town with comfortable armchairs, said one Hollywood insider), countless cinematic, theatrical, and musical partnerships were born. Viertel combined a modern-before-her-time sensibility with the Old-World advantages of a classical European education and fluency in eight languages. She combined great worldliness with great warmth. She was a true bohemian with a complicated erotic life, and at the same time a universal mother figure. A vital presence in the golden age of Hollywood, Salka Viertel is long overdue for her own moment in the spotlight
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individual biography
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10844258
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Rifkind, Donna
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non fiction
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  • Viertel, Salka
  • Screenwriters
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
  • Los Angeles (Calif.)
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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, Donna Rifkind
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Illustration on endpapers
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • still image
  • text
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Contents
Introduction -- The Wishing Season -- Carried Across -- A Great House Full of Rooms -- The House of Metro -- Fatherland -- Motherland -- Lifeboat -- Ilium -- Un-Americans -- Home
Control code
000066488107
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24 cm.
Extent
550 pages
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9781590517215
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2019942339
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations (black and white), portraits
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(OCoLC)1099570013
Label
The sun and her stars : Salka Viertel and Hitler's exiles in the golden age of Hollywood, Donna Rifkind
Publication
Copyright
Note
Illustration on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Wishing Season -- Carried Across -- A Great House Full of Rooms -- The House of Metro -- Fatherland -- Motherland -- Lifeboat -- Ilium -- Un-Americans -- Home
Control code
000066488107
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
550 pages
Isbn
9781590517215
Lccn
2019942339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1099570013

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