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Shelley Frisch & Noah Isenberg: "Billy Wilder on Assignment"

A Library and Labyrinth Livestream Event

2021-04-27 19:00:00 2021-04-27 20:00:00 America/New_York Shelley Frisch & Noah Isenberg: "Billy Wilder on Assignment" Virtual Princeton Public Library

Tuesday, April 27
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2021-04-27 19:00:00 2021-04-27 20:00:00 America/New_York Shelley Frisch & Noah Isenberg: "Billy Wilder on Assignment" Translator Shelley Frisch and editor Noah Isenberg discuss the recent English translation of the early writings of screenwriter/director Billy Wilder from his days as a freelance reporter. Virtual Princeton Public Library

Translator Shelley Frisch and editor Noah Isenberg discuss the recent English translation of the early writings of screenwriter/director Billy Wilder from his days as a freelance reporter.

About the book:

Before Billy Wilder became the screenwriter and director of iconic films like "Sunset Boulevard" and "Some Like It Hot," he worked as a freelance reporter, first in Vienna and then in Weimar Berlin. "Billy Wilder on Assignment" brings together more than 50 articles, translated into English for the first time, that Wilder (then known as “Billie”) published in magazines and newspapers between September, 1925, and November, 1930.

From a humorous account of Wilder’s stint as a hired dancing companion in a posh Berlin hotel and his dispatches from the international film scene, to his astute profiles of writers, performers, and political figures, the collection offers fresh insights into the creative mind of one of Hollywood’s most revered writer-directors.

About the speakers:

Noah Isenberg is the George Christian Centennial Professor and Chair of the Department of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin. His many books include "We'll Always Have 'Casablanca'" and "Weimar Cinema." 

Shelley Frisch is the award-winning translator of "Dietrich & Riefenstahl" and the three-volume "Kafka," among other books. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Author Talks |

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