Production designer Sir Ken Adam had a busy week in Berlin. On Monday he was honoured with one of the twenty stars that form the newest stretch of the ‘Boulevard of Stars’ in Berlin. His name now is in a line with such legendary film artists like Billy Wilder, Ernst Lubitsch, Klaus Kinski, Emil Jannings, Hildegard Knef and Marlene Dietrich.
The next day Sir Ken received the Cross of the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande) of the Federal Republic of Germany for his outstanding record in film architecture and production design as well as for his exceptional commitment to German cinema. Amongst other activities he took sponsorship for the ‘Talent Campus’ of the Berlinale and is a honorary member of the German Film Academy. His personal artistic archive he handed over to the German Cinematheque; an invaluable treasure of cinema history and a legacy for future generations of film artists.
Thanks to CBn members stromberg & Invincible 1958 for the heads-up.