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Delayed Rays of a Star

by Amanda Lee Koe

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At a chance encounter at a Berlin soiree in 1928, the photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captures three very different women together in one frame: up-and-coming German actress Marlene Dietrich; Anna May Wong, the world's first Chinese American star; and Leni Riefenstahl, whose work as a director would first make her famous — then, infamous. From this curious point of intersection, Delayed Rays of a Star lets loose the trajectories of these women's lives.