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In Hollywood with Nemirovich-Danchenko 1926-1927 : The Memoirs of Sergei Bertensson - Anna Shoulgat

In Hollywood with Nemirovich-Danchenko 1926-1927

The Memoirs of Sergei Bertensson

By: Anna Shoulgat (Translator), Paul Fryer (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780810849884
Number Of Pages: 184

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Sergei Bertensson's diary of his trip to Hollywood with Russian theatre great Nemirovich-Danchenko is a unique record of an extraordinary and under-documented chapter in film and theatre history. For a year Bertensson followed his employer as he met with directors, producers, and stars, forever discussing projects that would never be realized. Some of the leading figures in Hollywood history appear in this record, including Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and John Barrymore. Bertensson's observations of life in Hollywood on the eve of the talkies revolution provide us with a compelling snapshot of movie history in the making, seen from the unusual perspective of an outsider.

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Bertensson, assistant to Nemirovich-Danchenko, cofounder of the Moscow Art Theatre and rival of method acting innovator Stanislavsky, met his employer in Hollywood as the company toured the US in the late 1920s. Fryer...introduces this unique record of the transition period from silent to talking pictures. His diary is replete with references to well-known actors and directors. The preface is reprinted from the Russian edition published in the 1960s by K. Arensky in California.--Reference and Research Book News

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
From the Preface to the First Published Edition by K. Arenskyp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
My Father, K. Arenskyp. 1
The Memoirs of Sergei Bertenssonp. 5
Indexp. 177
About the Authorsp. 183
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ISBN: 9780810849884
ISBN-10: 0810849887
Series: Studies and Documentation in the History of Popular Entertai
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 184
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.3