Performance (1992– )
7.7/10
38
1 critic

Tales from Hollywood 

A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Young Man
...
Charles F. Money
Robin Bailey ...
...
...
...
Alison Fiske ...
Jan Chappell ...
Marta Feuchtwanger (as Janet Chappell)
Ian Thompson ...
Barbara New ...
George Raistrick ...
Walter
Jane Lowe ...
Toni Spuhler
...
...
Edit

Storyline

A slightly ironical description of the colony of German artists in Los Angeles, who had to leave their country during the Nazi-regime. A young playwriter (von Horvath) joins them and finds out, that there are gaps between the artistical attitudes and the real live behavior of authors like Thomas or Heinrich Mann, Lion Feuchtwanger or Bertold Brecht. Written by Silent Steve <stumm@bsi.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

19 October 1992 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This television production leaves out one of the original stage play's most controversial lines, when the hero, overhearing the theme music from "Sunset Boulevard" (1950), patronizingly remarks, "Ah! The kitsch of Hollywood!" - a very strange remark to make about either Franz Waxman's acclaimed music or Billy Wilder's savage film. Ironically, many years later, the author of "Tales From Hollywood", Christopher Hampton, collaborated (as librettist and lyric-writer) on Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical based on the Wilder film, which many felt had indeed reduced a brilliant screen original to the level of theatrical kitsch. See more »

Quotes

Odon von Horvath: I never understood why the love of humanity in general should so often be accompanied by a profound dislike of the individual.
See more »

Connections

Version of Opowiesci Hollywoodu (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?