Importing Asta Nielsen, Kintop 2 (Paperback)
The International Film Star in the Making, 1910a 1914 (Kintop Studies in Early Cinema #2)
John Libbey & Company, 9780861967087, 386pp.
Publication Date: July 15, 2013
Danish silent film actress Asta Nielsen became a brand name in movie houses around the globe in the early 1900s. Known simply as "The Asta," she exhibited both a subtle eroticism and a naturalistic style in her performances, which propelled her into international stardom. Nielsen's worldwide fame was made possible by film distributors adept at contracting long runs for films in cinemas around the world. This volume examines the role of these newly developed film distribution strategies and the resulting emergence of the international film star.