Description: German film director and member of Adolf Hitler’s inner circle Leni Riefenstahl (1902-2003) inscribed and signed this photo of herself as she was directing the film Tiefland in 1942 (the film wasn’t released until 1954). She wrote: “Steve Garfinkel – many thanks for the photos and kind regards Leni Riefenstahl 1995”.
Riefenstahl was an actress in the 1920’s and moved onto directing with her 1932 film Das Blaue Licht (“The Blue Light”), a film which brought her to the attention of Adolf Hitler. Hitler asked Riefenstahl to direct numerous films in the 1930’s, most notably the innovative and wildly effective propaganda films Triumph des Willens (“Triumph of the Will”) and Olympia. Riefenstahl had a close working relationship with Hitler, though after the war she denied ever having known the true nature of the Nazi internment camps.
5 ¾” x 4 1/8”. Item #A00840.
Condition: Faint vertical line at left blank margin, tape remnants on corners of verso, otherwise in very good condition with a neat, bold signature.