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A long time of conflict and revolution in Europe pressured an "intellectual migration" over the past century, moving hundreds of thousands of artists and thinkers to the U.S.. for plenty of of Europe's most well known acting artists, the United States proved to be a vacation spot either unusual and opportune. that includes the tales of George Balanchine, Kurt Weill, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and so on, Artists in Exile explores the effect that those recognized novices had on American tradition, and that the United States had on them.

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Unthinkable, as well, would have been American musical parodies of Bach or Beethoven, Debussy or Stravinsky. But Balanchine could not resist spoofing ballet. He did it in On Your Toes with a burlesque Scheherazade. He did it for the HOW TO BECOME AN AMERICAN 43 Barnum and Bailey Circus with a polka for elephants in tutus (to music by Stravinsky). He did it in The Goldwyn Follies with his Romeo and Juliet send-up. The same fi lm’s over-the-top water ballet, in which Vera Zorina emerges drenched from a circular pool of water, was the apparent inspiration for the Dance of the Hours in Disney’s Fantasia, where the emerging aqua-ballerina is a hippopotamus.

46 ARTISTS IN EXILE And the Stravinsky story is shadowed by concomitant issues of personal identity. Balanchine, who took four wives and permitted no offspring, was a transatlantic explorer whose psychological rudder was at all times improbably steady. There are few stories of Balanchine aroused to anger. ”22 But Stravinsky’s lesions showed. ” In later life, his estrangement from his children became embarrassingly public. His elusive nationality signified both adaptability and ambiguity. ” asked a 1928 Berlin headline.

I remember how I burst into laughter at Stravinsky’s reply when I once asked him whether he found any amusement in Hollywood parties given by acquaintances in the fi lm world. ” Horgan also offered this memorable glimpse of how it felt to be in the great man’s company: To be with him was to be conscious that one was within the field of energy of genius, even during its lapses into restful triviality. I think at times he may have found my company somewhat trying, for the tone of my response to him; for in his presence I often found it difficult to release to its fullest, for whatever that was worth, my own intrinsic personality—and it would be just that sort of release which would have engaged him most in anyone.

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