Item #E27852 And The Show Must go on: Cultural life in Nazi-Occupied Paris. Alan Riding.

And The Show Must go on: Cultural life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

New York: Knopf, 2010. First edition. Hardcover. Firts ediiton, first printing. fine, fresh, unused copy in equally fine dust jacket. Hardcover. 397 pp. with bibliography, index. Illustrated with photographs. After German tanks rolled into Paris on June 14, 1940, the City had the Nazi flag flying above it but was otherwise undamaged (unlike London and other German targets). Movie theaters, opera houses, stage theaters, and nightclubs reopened and over the next four years, the artictic life of Paris flourished with a much verve as in peacetime. The author here introduces us to entertainers such as Maurice Chevalier and Edith Piaf, artists like Pablo Picasso, writers such as Celine, Camus, and Sartre. Were these men and women "saving" French culture by working under Nazi oversight? Were they betraying France by performing before German soldiers or making movies with Nazi approval? And after the liberation, what was deserving punishment for artits who had committed what some termed "intelligence with the enemy"? Fine / fine. Item #E27852
ISBN: 9780307268976

Price: $16.95

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