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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S. and settled in Klosters in Switzerland, where later, her son Peter and his second wife, actress Deborah Kerr, [2] lived. An estimated ten thousand refugees from Germany and Austria settled in greater Los Angeles between 1933 and 1941, a significant part of “the most complete migration of artists and intellectuals in European history” up to that time, according to California historian Kevin Starr.

The treatment of refugees was not at that time a political issue and it is not now, though it has become politicized in both eras.Eventually she was granted a temporary one, but it arrived too late for her to travel to Europe to see her dying ex-husband before his death. Yet these glimpses can’t compensate for the absence of real women in the copious nonfiction, where at best they are underrepresented and at worst virtually erased. Don­na Rifkind recounts Viertel’s life sto­ry fol­low­ing a fair­ly tra­di­tion­al chrono­log­i­cal path, with use­ful end­notes and a sprin­kling of pho­tos. With over 6 million of the world’s best eBooks to choose from, Kobo offers you a whole world of reading.

Perhaps Berthold Viertel had it right when he wrote: “One does not wander without punishment under the palms. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. Vincent Brook; Review: The Sun and Her Stars: Salka Viertel and Hitler’s Exiles in the Golden Age of Hollywood, by Donna Rifkind. Because her generosity extended to those sympathetic to socialist and Communist causes, after the second world war her passport was seized and she was deemed “a premature anti-Fascist,” not blacklisted but “greylisted” For awhile she was able to keep the Santa Monica salon because Charlie Chaplin gave her funds, but ultimately had to sell. Agreeing with Max Reinhardt, whom the Viertels ran into in New York on their way to Los Angeles, [2] Viertel herself said she was "neither pretty nor young enough" for a career in film.

Between 1933 and 1941, some 10,000 refugees from Germany and Austria settled in the greater Los Angeles area. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Viertel’s employment at MGM supported both her family and, by 1936, her unofficial ambassadorship to Hollywood’s mushrooming immigrant community.

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