WorldCat Identities

Kotowski, Mariusz

Works: 7 works in 21 publications in 2 languages and 523 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Documentary films  Drama 
Roles: Author, Director, Producer
Classifications: PN2287.N35, 791.43028092
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Mariusz Kotowski
Pola Negri : Hollywood's first femme fatale by Mariusz Kotowski( )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pola Negri (1897--1987) rose from an impoverished childhood in Warsaw, Poland, to become one of early Hollywood's greatest stars. After tuberculosis ended her career as a ballerina in 1912, she turned to acting and worked under legendary directors Max Reinhardt and Ernst Lubitsch in Germany. Negri preceded Lubitsch to Hollywood, where she quickly became a fan favorite thanks to her beauty, talent, and diva personality. Known for her alluring sexuality and biting artistic edge, she starred in more than sixty films and defined the image of the cinematic femme fatale. ????Author Mariusz Kotowski brings the screen siren's story to English-speaking audiences for the first time in this fascinating biography. At the height of her fame, Negri often portrayed exotic and mysterious temptresses, headlining in such successes as The Spanish Dancer (1923) and Forbidden Paradise (1924), before returning to Europe in the 1930s. The devastating effects of World War II soon drove her back to the United States, where she starred in Hi Diddle Diddle (1943) and pursued her vaudeville career before retiring from the entertainment industry.????Kotowski also illuminates Negri's dramatic personal life, detailing her numerous love affairs -- including her engagement to Charlie Chaplin and her romance with Rudolph Valentino -- as well as her multiple marriages. This long-overdue biography not only paints a detailed portrait of one classic Hollywood's most intriguing stars and the film industry's original Jezebel, but also explores the link between Hollywood and European cinema during the interwar years
Pola Negri : legenda Hollywood by Mariusz Kotowski( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in Polish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is a dream in cinema : Pola Negri( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pola Negri własnymi słowami by Pola Negri( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zbiór autobiograficznych artykułów prasowych, esejów i opowiadań
Pogoń Szweda by Adam Zadworny( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Szczeciński przedsiębiorca podejrzewany o nieuczciwe interesy
Pola Negri była pierwszą królową kina by Mariusz Kotowski( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Esther's diary( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Esther's Diary ... exposes the internal conflicts among Jewish and Christian survivors of the Holocaust in Poland. It penetrates the veil of secrecy, anger, and shame that continues to permeate the Polish collective memory, haunting both survivors and their descendants alike -- wherever they may be."--Container. "Two successful, modern day American women, Maria and Sarah, are brought together by a secret connection they never knew they had: their mothers, Apolonia, a Christian, and Esther, a Jew, were best friends during the Polish Holocaust. A recently bequeathed diary from Esther to her daughter Sarah, illuminates events of a dark past that lead Apolonia to confess to her daughter, Maria, a lifetime of self-blame and guilt for an unintended betrayal that led to her best friend's capture by the Nazis."--IMDb website
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.39 (from 0.37 for Pola Negri ... to 0.99 for Pogoń Szw ...)

Alternative Names
Mariusz Kotowski director de cine polaco

Mariusz Kotowski Polish film director

English (14)

Polish (7)