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Movies, Documentaries and Museum Exhibits
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SOURCE: WaPo (5-3-10)
Sixty-five years after the end of World War II, a new exhibition center is opening this week on the site where the feared Gestapo, SS and other Nazi agencies ran Adolf Hitler's police state from 1933 to 1945.
The center adds a museum and a library to the previously Spartan exhibit known as the "Topography of Terror," which has attracted as many as 500,000 annual visitors for the last two decades to the former Prinz Albrecht Strasse. New exhibits document how Hitler's Reich operated and how Germans dealt with the dark chapter of history in the aftermath of World War II.
The area - adjacent to the Martin-Gropius-Bau arts museum - once housed not only Hitler's secret police Gestapo and its prison, but also the leadership of the SS, the...
SOURCE: IHT (5-3-10)
The film star of the 1950s became, of course, Princess Grace — although she had that title in her movie roles and in the American mind’s eye long before Prince Rainier of Monaco met her at the Cannes film festival in 1955 and made her his bride.
Watching the crowds gravitate toward the screen where, in a strangulated, old-world British accent, the Pathé news reader is watching the Philadelphia girl-turned-Hollywood-sweetheart float away on an ocean liner, is to realize that everyone still craves a happy ending.
Even though “Grace Kelly: Style Icon,” at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, shows Princess Grace growing older and wider, with only Dior’s haute couture skills allowing her to keep a level of gracious glamour — it is the Hollywood version that visitors adore....