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Artists in Exile
How Refugees from Twentieth-Century War and Revolution Transformed the American Performing Arts
by Joseph Horowitz
Decades of war and revolution in Europe forced an "intellectual migration" during the last century, relocating thousands of artists and thinkers to the United States. For many of Europe's premier performing artists, America proved to be a destination both strange and opportune.
Featuring the stories of George Balanchine, Kurt Weill, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and many others, Artists in Exile explores the impact that these famous newcomers had on American culture, and that America had on them.
Paperback, 480 pages. Published by Harper Perennial, 2009.