Von Sternberg

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  • University press scholarship online.
  • Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky 2010
Physical description
1 online resource (337 p.)
  • 0-8131-3560-5
  • 1-282-97608-7
  • 9786612976087
  • 0-8131-2603-7
  • Description based upon print version of record.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Includes filmography.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. [New York]: JSTOR, [2018]. Available as JPEG images or in PDF format. Description based on contents viewed 11 September 2019.
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
  • English
  • Description based on print version record.
  • Specialized.
  • Front Cover; Series Page; Title Page; Copyright page; Dedication; Epigraph; Contents; 1-The Man Who Asked for Onions; 2-Vienna; 3-Love and Other Distractions; 4-An Artist's Life; 5-The World, the Flesh, and William A. Brady; 6-In Uniform; 7-Over There; 8-Out There; 9-Photographing a Thought; 10-A Genuine Genius; 11-Three Sheets to the Wind; 12-The Ascent of Paramount; 13-The City of Dreadful Night; 14-A Great Man; 15-Came the Dawn; 16-The Lady with the Legs; 17-Falling in Love Again; 18-The Woman All Women Want to See; 19-Spies; 20-Talk Like a Train; 21-Come Early, Stay Late; Photo Section
  • resumption of Ch.2122-Russian Dolls; 23-Moscow Rules; 24-The End of the Affair; 25-Cardboard Continental; 26-Far Cathay; 27-The Claudius Trap; 28-Family Ties; 29-The War at Home; 30-Americana; 31-The Seven Bad Years; 32-Because I Am a Poet; 33-The Lion Is Loose; 34-""Why Have I Not Been Given a Woman?""; Acknowledgments; Filmography; Notes; Bibliography; Index
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  • Belligerent and evasive, Josef von Sternberg chose to ignore his illegitimate birth in Austria, deprived New York childhood, abusive father, and lack of education. The director who strutted onto the set in a turban, riding breeches, or a silk robe embraced his new persona as a world traveller, collected modern art, drove a Rolls Royce, and earned three times as much as the president. Von Sternberg traces the choices that carried the unique director from poverty in Vienna to power in Hollywood, including his eventual ostracism in Japan. Historian John Baxter reveals an artist few people kne