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And the Show Went On - Cultural Life in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Alan Riding

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Genres:

History

Description:

In the weeks after the Germans captured Paris, theaters, opera houses, and nightclubs reopened to occupiers and French citizens alike, and they remained open for the duration of the war. Alan Riding introduces a pageant of twentieth-century artists who lived and worked under the Nazis and explores the decisions each made about whether to stay or flee, collaborate or resist. We see Maurice Chevalier and Edith Piaf singing before French and German audiences; Picasso painting and occasionally selling his work from his Left Bank apartment; and Marcel Carné and Henri-Georges Clouzot, among others, directing movies in Paris studios (more than two hundred were produced during this time). We see that pro-Fascist writers such as Louis-Ferdinand Céline and Robert Brasillach flourished, but also that Camus's The Stranger was published and Sartre's play No Exit was first performed-ten days before the Normandy landings. Based on exhaustive research and extensive interviews, And the Show Went On sheds a clarifying light on a protean and problematic era in twentieth-century European cultural history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Stephen Hoye

Length:

16h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

07:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

34:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

31:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

49:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

49:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:03


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

34:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

35:08


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:32


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:50


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

35:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

53:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

59:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

38:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

43:21


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

38:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

41:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

37:02


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

51:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

31:30


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

34:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

37:43