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Von Sternberg

Author: John Baxter
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2010.
Series: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Baxter, John, 1939-
Von Sternberg.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2010
(DLC) 2010023313
(OCoLC)639159515
Named Person: Josef Von Sternberg
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Baxter
ISBN: 9780813126036 0813126037
OCLC Number: 703155191
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 310 p., [16] p. of plates) : ill.
Series Title: Screen classics (Lexington, Ky.)
Responsibility: John Baxter.

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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 knew:

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