Two new biographies have been published on Leni Riefenstahl.
The Life and Work of Leni Riefenstahl
By Steven Bach
Illustrated. 386 pages. Alfred A. Knopf. $30.
By Jürgen Trimborn. Translated by Edna McCown.
Illustrated. 351 pages. Faber & Faber. $30.
This picture with Leni was taken in Munich in the early 70′s. We were serving on the jury for a photographic competition organised by Der Spiegel. A friendly argument developed during a break in the judging activities. Postal sacks filled with the competition entries swamped the corridors leaving little room for chairs.