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Willy Bogner’s Happy Ending

From bombs and hunger to life on the ranch

He was born in 1942. Right in the middle of World War Two. In Munich. He still remembers the droning noise of the allied bombers as they passed overhead, dumping their deadly cargo on the city. Eventually Germany capitulated. And then the next memory: American GIs with Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum. It’s a cliché, of course. But it was also a shimmering and highly symbolic reality. “After all,” he says, “we had nothing, except our hunger!” He’s Willy Bogner. Seventy years on – hale, hearty and healthy – he’s the head of a hugely successful fashion business and a former James Bond snow stunt cameraman! He’s also my latest guest on Talking Germany.

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June 25, 2012

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Willy Bogner’s favourite movie

Willy Bogner is a man of style and a filmmaker himself. So perhaps it’s no surprise that his favourite movie is one that many say has the most perfect and consistent set design of all time. It is, of course, Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey

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June 24, 2012

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