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German events at Agnes Scott, German Film, German History

“Deutsch in meiner Seele”

Such is the slogan of some great T-Shirts designed by the Faust Club.

The head in the photo below the slogan belongs to Marlene Dietrich, the German movie star of the 1930s, who became famous for her roles as modern woman in films such as Der Blaue Engel (1931). Marlene Dietrich left Germany after the Nazis had moved into power and became equally famous in the United States, where she played in films such as Billy Wilder’s A Foreign Affair (1948).

Here is a clip of Wilder’s Foreign Affair, with Marlene D. at the 4:00 minutes:

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About GG

Gundolf Graml is Associate Prof. and Dir. of German Studies at Agnes Scott College. He has a Ph.D. in German Studies from the University of Minnesota and has published articles on German and Austrian film and tourism. He is currently writing a book about tourism and Austrian national identity after 1945. Other research projects include critical whiteness studies and, most recently, investigations into the connection between memory and nature. At ASC, Gundolf Graml teaches courses on a broad range of topics, from German 101 to German and Austrian Cinema and Afro-German History and Culture.

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