Saturday, March 28, 2009

Steven Bach dies at age 70

Steven Bach, a noted studio executive and biographer, has passed away at the age of 70. He was the author of Final Cut, an account of the making of Heaven's Gate, as well as of well received biographies of Marlene Dietrich, Moss Hart, and Leni Riefenstahl. I had a chance to work with Bach when I hosted an event with him in 2007, at the time of the release of Leni: The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl. We spoke about Louise Brooks and old German films, both of which he had an interest and passion. I found him to be a scholar and a gentleman, as his obituary in today's New York Times suggests.

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