IN DER GLANZVOLLEN WELT DES HOTEL ADLON
(The Glamorous World of the Adlon Hotel)
"A vanished world of incredible splendor…
This is one of Percy Adlon’s finest."
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"As elegant as the Hotel was,
so is Adlon's film."
- Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
"The authentic story of my family
and their celebrated hotel."
– Percy Adlon
A film by Percy Adlon
as his great-uncle Louis Adlon, Jr.
as Pola Negri
Salon Orchester Berlin, Tailed Comedians, Madeleine Lienhard
Percy Adlon delves into the rich history of the world-famous Adlon Hotel, as remembered by his uncle, Louis Adlon, in the aftermath of World War II. Made for the opening of the new Hotel Adlon at the Brandenburg Gate, this bittersweet tale of glamour and loss uses eye-witness accounts and documentary footage to bring the Adlon of old back to vibrant life: the famous dance teas, society scandals, and political balancing acts, all enriched with the sounds of the wonderful Berliner hits of the twenties.
Written and directed by Percy Adlon
Produced by Eleonore Adlon
Produced for television by Benigna von Keyserlingk
Director of Photography – Judy Irola, ASC
Editor – Illa von Hasperg
Production design – Anina Diener, Nanci Roberts
Costume design – Maria Schicker
Research – Helma Sanders-Brahms
A pelemele Film/Leora Films production
Premiered at the Berlinale, 1997
Shown at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Bavarian Television Award, 1997
Shot on 16mm Kodak film in Santa Monica, Hollywood, Pasadena and Berlin, June-December 1995
German and English with subtitles, 74 min