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Vienna’s gift to the World after WWI – The Emigres with Patrick Bade

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Those who emigrated to the US In the mid 20th century, the Viennese diaspora enriched the English-speaking world. Father of Psycho-analysis Siegmund Freud, philosophers Ludwig Wittgenstein and Karl Popper, art historian Ernst Gombrich, art collector Count Antoine Seilern, singers Richard Tauber and Fritzi Massary, actor Anton Walbrook and publisher George Weidenfeld came to Britain. While America benefited […]

Trudy Gold – Fun with the Movie Moguls!

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The Son-in-law Rises... David O. Selznick blazed through Hollywood like a meteor. He was Louis B. Mayer's son-in-law and the genius behind the most famous film of all time – Gone with the Wind. He understood entertainment like no other, and his output was extraordinary—Rebecca, Anna Karenina, A Star is Born, Spellbound, to name but […]

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Trudy Gold – Fun with the Movie Moguls!

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From the Hapsburg Empire to Tinseltown Max Reinhardt was the great theatre and film entrepreneur of both Berlin and Vienna. In Hollywood he was probably the greatest showman of them all. Two of his young employees revolutionized American Cinema - Otto Preminger and the wondrous, acerbic Billy Wilder. From Anatomy of a Murder to Some […]