A German cultural foundation has been bequeathed photos, films, manuscripts and letters that belonged to the controversial filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
, best known as the director of several Nazi propaganda movies.
A few lessons in historyAnother work of Schulczova and Oleksak is Leni, a fictitious meeting of two real life personalities, Hitler's favourite photographer Leni Riefenstahl
and famous US TV host Johnny Carson, who invites her to his show and then grills her about her involvement with the Nazi state in Germany.
Filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
was commissioned by the German Olympic Committee to film the Games for $7 million.
Director Sari Dalena quipped on Facebook: 'Last year, it was Riefenstahl
had before her a preexisting monumental built environment in which to record her subject and his adoring legions, the same cannot be said with regard to Hitler's domesticity.
This historical narrative for general readers and others offers parallel biographies of actress Marlene Dietrich and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
, from their youth to old age.
It is in itself not particularly unusual that the Soviet Alexander Rodchenko and the German Leni Riefenstahl
would both find themselves photographing diving competitions and sporting events throughout the years 1933-1936.
In 1935, the notorious Nazi propaganda film ''Triumph des Willens'' (Triumph of the Will), directed by Leni Riefenstahl
, premiered in Berlin with Adolf Hitler present.
It is in the chapter on Riefenstahl
that Doherty's talent for the witty phrase diminishes the solid scholarship of the book: it seems Doherty detests Riefenstahl
, describing her as the 'Valkyrie goddess of the Third Reich' (p.
Disney was a founder member of the Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals, a known anti-Semitic group, London's Telegraph noted, and hosted Leni Riefenstahl
, the Nazi film director, at his studio.
The subjects even include notorious figures like actor-turned-assassin John Wilkes Booth, gangster Bugsy Siegel and filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl
, who were known for being easy on the eyes before becoming household names for significantly less-desirable traits.
Ironically, the movie maker Leni Riefenstahl
, admired by Lilo's father before the Nazi take-over, appears at Lilo's camp looking for extras to play parts in a film she is making.