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“Highly urged” (Library Journal): the single full-length biography of mythical movie director Ernst Lubitsch, the director of such Hollywood classics as Trouble in Paradise, Ninotchka, and The store round the Corner.

In this groundbreaking biography of Ernst Lubitsch, undeniably essentially the most vital and influential movie administrators and artists of all time, critic and biographer Scott Eyman, writer of the severely acclaimed long island Times bestseller John Wayne, examines not only the flicks Lubitsch created, yet explores to boot the lifetime of the fellow, a existence packed with either nice successes and overwhelming insecurities. the result's a desirable examine a guy and an era—Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Born in Berlin and transported to Hollywood within the Twenties with assistance from Mary Pickford, Lubitsch introduced with him a degree of class and subtlety formerly unknown to American motion picture audiences. He used to be quick confirmed as a director of particular caliber and contrast. He captivated audiences together with his particular “touch,” making a global of myth within which males are tall and good-looking (unlike Lubitsch himself) and humorously adept at getting girls into mattress, and the place all of the girls are appealing and captivating and able to giving in addition to receiving love. He revived the flagging occupation of Marlene Dietrich and, in Ninotchka, created Greta Garbo’s such a lot winning movie. whilst motion picture buffs converse of “the Lubitsch touch,” they discuss with a feeling of favor and style, humor and humanity that outlined the movies of 1 of Hollywood’s all-time nice administrators. within the heritage of the medium, not anyone has ever really equaled his targeted talent.

Written with the cooperation of a unprecedented ensemble of eyewitnesses, and extraordinary entry to the documents of Paramount photographs, this is often a charming biography as wealthy and various as its subject—sure to delight movie buffs of every kind, in particular those that champion Lubitsch as one of many maximum filmmakers ever.

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