Monday, December 8, 2008

Recreating a Munich Icon

Recreating the early 20th century in Munich, Bavarian Film Works used the backdrop of the Paleontology Museum and one of the apartment interiors on Richard-Wagner Strasse to showcase the biography of Hope Bridges-Adams lehmann, the first woman in Germany to complete her medical studies. The conclusion of her studies was not recognized in Germany though, so she travelled to Dublin to finally be recognized as a doctor. From 1896, she worked in practice with her second husband, Carl Lehmann of Munich. It wasn’t until 1904 that she was officially recognized as a doctor. The actress Heike Makatsch (the temptress secretary from the movie Love Actually) plays Hope, and the biography airs next year on ZDF.

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