Ingrid Bergman is arguably the greatest film actress of the th century In conjunction with her upcoming th birthday, which will be celebrated onAugust , her four children Pia Lindstr m, Isabella, Ingrid and Roberto Rossellini have given Schirmer Mosel access to the treasure trove of the family archive and commissioned us to produce the actress s essential, quasi official pictorial biographyAs a young star, she celebrated her first successes in her native Sweden in the thirties In Hollywood she attained international stardom, appearing in such classics as Casablanca and For Whom the Bell Tolls Fleeing her first marriage and Hollywood, she went to Rome where, together with Roberto Rossellini, she brought forth three children and five films Then came her triumphant return to Hollywood, New York, Paris, and London following her divorce from Rossellini these were the stations of an immensely abundant life and a magical career that encompassedmovies and brought Ingrid Bergman into contact with the world s most creative actors, directors, writers, and photographers Her friendship with Alfred Hitchcock, with whom she made three films, and her very personal relationship with legendary photographer Robert Capa are splendid highlights her subsequent return to Sweden and her film with Ingmar Bergman is anotherThe book, which features an introduction by her co star in Autumn Sonata, Liv Ullmann, contains a treasury of photographs that is simply beyond description unpublished private photos, splendid commission and glamour portraits, film stills, and the indiscrete street photos of the paparazzi, who were constantly on Bergman s heels from an early stage A substantial interview with Bergmanand original texts by Ingrid Bergman, John Updike, Martha Gellhorn and many of her famous colleagues accompany the optical feast we have prepared for you and which we proudly present in honor of Ingrid Bergman Before this book, I knew next to nothing about Ingrid Bergman I ve never seen any of her movies, not even Casablanca But now, after this book, I think I ll start checking them out Very interesting book about one of the greatest actresses of the golden years of Hollywood.And it weighs a ton Great picture book about the life of Ingrid Bergman many, many photos This enormous book showcasing photographs of Ingrid Bergman and featuring brief essays about her movies was a delight to read You cannot help but be struck by her astonishing beauty to say nothing of her talent After reading this I feel an irresistible urge to spend some time watching some of her classic films.