Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

Moving Mentions of Wolfe

Academic journal article Thomas Wolfe Review

Moving Mentions of Wolfe

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The 1972 German docudrama Erinnerung an einen sommer in Berlin [Memories of a Summer in Berlin] was released on DVD by Studio Hamburg in 2011 (ARD Video). First broadcast on TV during the week preceding the 1972 Munich Olympics, the program is based on Wolfe's 1936 visit to Berlin and to the Olympic games--or dramatized scenes of his version of events in You Can't Go Home Again as George Webber (portrayed by American actor Burt Nelson). The program also features archival footage and interviews with Heinz Maria Ledig-Rowohlt, Albert Speer, Leni Riefenstahl, William L. Shirer, and others.

A television ad running in the Asheville area in 2013 for Harry's on the Hill, an automobile dealership on Patton Avenue, notes the history of the firm, focusing on original owner Harry Blomberg's purchase of the Old Kentucky Home in 1941. The ad features three photos of the house, including the well-known 1937 image of Thomas Wolfe and his mother on the porch.

Blomberg (1904-91) was a childhood playmate of Thomas Wolfe's. At the time he purchased the property on Spruce Street, it was owned by Wachovia Bank and Trust because Julia Wolfe had been unable to keep up the payments on a loan (although she had been allowed to continue living in the house). …

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