Thursday, May 18, 2023

New German book Lex Barker - Erinnerungen


Lex Barker - Erinnerungen

(Lex Barker – Reminiscences)

Author: Reiner Boller

Country: Germany

Publisher: Books on Demand

Language: German

Pages: 346

ISBN-13: 9783757803131

Available May 12, 2023


May 2023 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Lex Barker's death. The likeable American actor still enjoys cult status in Germany.

The memoir tells his life story, which is suitable for the screen: that of the young US major in World War II, who became known in Hollywood as the jungle man Tarzan, but got into a template as a result, and who then became the biggest film star in Germany in his second successful role Old Shatterhand in German film, the country of his former war opponents. His untimely death abruptly ended his comeback attempt in Hollywood.

The book documents Barker's life with the ups and downs on the way to the two highlights of his film fame in Hollywood and Europe. Filled with quotes, short stories about life events and films, as well as many photos, including rare shots, documents and props from Barker's private archive, the memory book is a unique documentation and collection.

The book about the cult actor gets a very special personal touch thanks to the support of the Barker family by opening up the actor's private archive.

Forward by Christopher Barker.

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