Kampf in Schnee und Eis. Leni RIEFENSTAHL.

Kampf in Schnee und Eis

Leipzig: Hesse & Becker Verlag, 1933 [but ca. 1938]. Riefenstahl's memoir of her early acting career, specifically her memorable roles in Arnold Fanck's mountaineering spectacles including Der Heilige Berg (1926), Der Grosser Sprung (1927), Stürme über dem Montblanc (1930), etc. Illustrated throughout with stills from the films and off-set candid portraits. The publisher's wrap-around band advertises Riefenstahl's connection to the Nazi-sponsored films Reichsparteitag Nürnbergs (1934) and Olympia (1938), both of which she directed; this reissue was likely produced to capitalize upon her renewed prominence following the release of Olympia. Both jacket and band notably scarce. Third printing (19. bis 24. Tausend). Octavo; pictorial tan cloth boards; 113pp text; 155 leaves of plates (halftones). Endpapers darkened, else a tight, Near Fine copy in the scarce pictorial dustwrapper, lightly soiled and frayed along upper edge, still easily Very Good and retaining the publisher's wrap-around advertising band. Text in German.

Price: $450.00

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