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SHADOWS IN PARADISE – Hitler’s Exiles in Hollywood


A film by Peter Rosen

Combining interviews with rare archival footage, Shadows in Paradise portrays the vibrant atmosphere of the Los Angeles German-speaking exile community during the 1930s and 1940s, revealing their struggles, frustrations and accomplishments.

By 1939, 30,000 intellectuals and radicals were exiled from Europe; eighty percent of which were Jewish. The events of WWII forced many of the greatest minds of the 20th century into exile in the United States.

The scores of émigrés who settled in Southern California, such as composers Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Ernst Krenek, Erich Zeisl, and Walter Arlen, writers Thomas Mann and Bertolt Brecht, and director Fritz Lang, briefly transformed the area into one of the capitals of world culture, and profoundly altered the horizons of American music, literature, and the arts.

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Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Languages: English, German, French
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 55 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

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Label: EuroArts

Genre: Classical Documentary

Catalogue No: 2058268

Barcode: 880242582683

Distribution Note(s):

Not available in the USA and Canada

Physical Release: 02/2012

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