c o n t r i b u t o r s
nora m. alter
teaches German, ﬁlm, and media studies at the University of
Florida. She is author of Vietnam Protest Theatre: The Television War on Stage
(1996), Projecting History: Non-Fiction German Film (2002), Chris Marker
(forthcoming 2006) and is coeditor with Lutz Koenick of Sound Matters: Essays
on the Acoustics of Modern German Culture (2004). She has contributed essays
to collections on ﬁlm, cultural studies, and visual studies. She is currently com-
pleting a book on the international essay ﬁlm.
bach, who studied with Josef von Sternberg, was the head of World-
wide Production for United Artists. He is the author of Final Cut (1985),
Dazzler: The Life and Times of Moss Hart (Knopf ), and Marlene Dietrich: Life
and Legend (Da Capo), which has been translated into many languages. He
teaches at Bennington College and in the Film Division of Columbia Univer-
sity. His biography of Leni Riefenstahl is forthcoming from Knopf.
teaches at the University of Zurich. She is the author of
Nur über ihre Leiche: Tod, Weiblichkeit and Ästhetik (1994), Death and Rep-
resentation (1993), Home in Hollywood: The Imaginary Geography of Cinema
(2004), as well as numerous articles on gender studies, psychoanalysis, and ﬁlm
and cultural studies.
teaches German studies at the University of Warwick. Her
books as author and editor include How German is She?: Postwar West German
Reconstruction and the Consuming Woman (1996), The German Cinema Book
(2002), Cultural Remix: Theories of Politics and the Popular (1995), and Die-
trich’s Ghosts (2005).
mary r. desjardins
is an associate professor of ﬁlm and television studies at
Dartmouth College. She has written widely on stardom, including the essay
“Meeting Two Queens,” an article about Conﬁdential magazine, and an article
on Hedda Hopper’s role in the star system of postwar Hollywood. She is cur-
rently completing a book entitled Recycled Stars: Hollywood Film Stardom in
the Age of Television and Video (forthcoming from Duke University Press).