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Liebe mit Achtzig


Liebe mit Achtzig
Love at the Age of 80.
Asta Nielsen - Christian Theede: Briefe

The life of the first European screen goddess, for whose films the Babelsberg studios were built, ressembles a fairy tale film with a happy ending: she found her big love at an old age.
The life of Danish actress Asta Nielsen reads like a fairy tale: She came from the poorest of backgrounds and became the diva of early European film. The first film studio was built eighty years ago in Babelsberg for the production of her box office hits. Wherever she performed, the audience cheered. Asta Nielsen set the fashion; she embodied the beautiful, independent woman. Virtually penniless in her old age and in despair over her only daughter's suicide, all the 83-year-old wanted was to die. But then, as the letters document, she met with the wonder of love.
Publisher: Allan O. Hagedorff and Potsdam Film Museum, Editor: Bärbel Dalichow, Jovis Verlag Berlin, 1997, ISBN 3-931321-54-1, 17 x 23 cm, 175 pages, 25 black-and-white illustrations, hardcover 4.90 Euros