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At 08:24 PM 8/25/04 -0500, Matthew Powell wrote: > >While I would love to type up a bibliography for you, checking the IMDB >will confirm her filming dates, and a quick Google search would cover >the rest. I'd expect someone interested in Riefenstahl's involvement >with the Nazis, rather than simply defending her honor, to do so. Well, I DO understand her chronological filmography: she made TRIUMPH DES WILLENS in 1934 and OLYMPIAD in 1936 and, thereafter, made nothing for the Nazis nor was she a welcome member of the "von dem berg" set, though she did have a long-time affair with Speer, to the delight of Sefton Delbert, the journalist in charge of the black-propaganda radio station, SOLDATENSENDER CALAIS, who gave their assignations great coverage. I am asking those who can show of any support by Riefenstahl for the Nazi Party or German Government after 1936 to produce some proof of this. Incidentally, a brief time-line may be in order: 1933 30 JAN Hitler becomes Chancellor 1933 MAR Reichstag fire 1934 NOV Party Rally filmed in DER TRIUMPH DES WILLENS 1935 Death of Hindenberg, election of Hitler as President 1936 MAR Occupation of the Rhineland 1936 FEB - AUG Olympics filmed in OLYMPIAD 1938 Kristalnacht (the first open anti-Jewish Pogrom) 1938 SEP Munich 1939 MAR Occupation of the rest of Czechoslovakia 1939 SEP Outbreak of World War II Note that Riefenstahl's involvement is quite early, quite brief, and quite limited. She deserves evaluation of her entire opera, not just for one 22-month period during which she made two movies. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh b?s fir gun ghr?s fir!