Josef von Sternberg by Herman G Weinberg (Dutton D206 – 1967)

Dutton D206, 1st printing

Dutton D206, 1st printing

First published in Paris in 1966, this is the most complete study ever written of the films and career of the great director, Josef von Sternberg, the discoverer of Marlene Dietrich. The author, who is one our leading film critics and historians, has written detailed analyses of all Sternberg’s films, and he shows how Sternberg worked: how he selected the subjects of his films, how he adapted them to his unique style, and how he controlled all aspects of them. The author includes a special section on the relationship between Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, a long interview with Sternberg, a selection of critical evaluations of the films, extracts from the scenario of Shanghai Express and the entire remarkable narration of Antahan, the first correct filmography, an exhaustive bibliography, and a personal note on his impressions and experiences with Sternberg the man. Over fifty illustrations are included, most of which have never been published before.

Josef von Sternberg

Josef von Sternberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

First US edition.

Title: Josef von Sternberg
Author: Herman G Weinberg
Imprint & Number: Dutton D206
Cover price: 1.95
Publication date: 1967
Cover artist: Lawrence Ratzkin
ISBN: none

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