Among the Tibetans by Isabella L. Bird

By Isabella L. Bird

One of the Tibetans is a checklist of Isabella Bishop's 1889 trip into Ladakh. it's a attention-grabbing account of her encounters with the region's natives and her observations in their existence, in addition to an perception into the problems of touring in such parts within the overdue 19th century.

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Reaching Hollywood in 1914, he worked for legendary director D. W. Griffith, becoming noted for his obsessive realism. His directing credits included the epic masterpiece Greed (1928), and the 33 AUSTRIA IN DEPTH Austria in Popular Culture: Books, Film & Music 2 spectacularly expensive flop that almost ended Gloria Swanson’s film career, Queen Kelly (1928). As an actor, he played stiff-necked but highly principled Prussian military officers as in Jean Renoir’s Grand Illusion (1937), and the loyal valet in Billy Wilder’s 1950 classic, Sunset Boulevard.

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