Shadows in Paradise

Shadows in Paradise

DVD - 2008 | Fullscreen version
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With the exile of 30,000 intellectuals and radicals from Europe by 1939, southern California was briefly transformed into a world culture capital. This profoundly altered the horizons of American music, literature, and theater. Includes the stories of Lion Feuchtwanger, Bertolt Brecht, Thomas Mann, Fritz Lang, Erich Maria Remarque, Bruno Walter, Ernst Toch, Erich Zeisl, Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Salka Viertel, Hanns Eisler.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur International Films, [2008]
Edition: Fullscreen version
Branch Call Number: 979.400409 S
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN: 9780769787664


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Nov 21, 2019

Between 1936-1939 - It is estimated that approximately 30,000 German writers, actors, artists, musicians, and composers fled for their lives from Nazi Germany and took up residence in the USA (many ending up in Southern California). About 80% of these immigrants were of Jewish ancestry.

Through stills, archival footage, and interviews - "Shadows In Paradise" takes an interested look at the lives of a number of these people who (in the late 1940s) would unexpectedly find themselves targeted as Communists during America's ruthless witch hunts.


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