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Leni : the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl
Steven Bach
Adult Nonfiction PN1998.3.R54 B33 2007

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Steven Bach is the author of the best-selling "Final Cut" & of "Marlene Dietrich: Life & Legend", both "New York Times" Notable Books of the Year. Before turning to writing he was a Broadway producer & head of production at United Artists. He teaches at Columbia University & Bennington College, & divides his time between New York, Vermont, & Europe. (Publisher Provided) Steven Bach was born in Pocatello, Idaho. After studying at the Sorbonne and receiving a degree in French and English from Northwestern University in 1961, he taught American literature at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He moved to Los Angeles in 1966, worked in a public relations firm, and received a doctorate in film at the University of Southern California. Before becoming senior vice president in charge of worldwide production at United Artists in 1978, he worked as a story editor on theatrical and film projects with the producer Gabriel Katzka, and as executive story editor for Palomar Pictures International. While at United Artists, he helped bring to the screen such films as Raging Bull, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Annie Hall, and True Confessions. He is best remembered for taking the fall for the colossal failure of the western epic Heaven's Gate (1980). After being fired from United Artists, he wrote several books including Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend (1992), Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart (2001) and Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl (2007). He also taught in the film program at Columbia University and taught film and literature at Bennington College. He died from cancer on March 25, 2009 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography)

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