Leni Riefenstahl Desktop Wallpapers

Leni's Rising Star is pleased to present the following desktop wallpapers (below) — including digital restorations, colourizations, and other artwork — created exclusively for this site by Psymon, each available for a variety of monitor resolutions in both standard and widescreen formats.

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Bergfilming

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Digital colourization of a black & white photograph of Arnold Fanck with his cast & crew (including Leni Riefenstahl) preparing for a shoot high in the mountains.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, and is relatively proportional to the original production still on which the artwork is based, while the widescreen version has been stretched to accommodate that format.

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Das blaue Licht

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Digital colourization & additional artwork from a black & white production still of the grotto scene in Leni Riefenstahl's 1932 film Das blaue Licht.

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Die Meerjungfrau

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Digital colourization & artwork created from a production still of Leni Riefenstahl dancing in Der heilige Berg, plus two of her underwater photos from Coral Gardens.

Created for the occasion of Leni's 101st birthday, August 22nd, 2003.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the background (i.e. the fish, coral, etc.) modified to accommodate that format, keeping Leni (as the "mermaid") still in her original and correct proportions.

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Film Kuriers

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Wallpaper showing the three "official" German versions of Illustrierter Film Kurier for Leni Riefenstahl's film, Das blaue Licht.

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The only difference between the standard and widescreen versions for this wallpaper is, of course, that the three different Film Kuriers have been spread out more in the latter.

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In der Morgensonne

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Digital colourization & amalgamization of two separate black & white production stills from Arnold Fanck's Der weisse Rausch and Stürme über dem Montblanc.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the background (i.e. the mountain and skiers) modified to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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Kristalleni

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Digital artwork created from a black & white production still from Das blaue Licht, with a colour photo of Leni Riefenstahl as a diver later in her life "crystallized" (with appropriate diffraction), held in the palm of her hand.

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Newly re-created for 2009, both the standard and widescreen versions of this wallpaper now feature a background setting created from a frame enlargement of the waterfall in Das blaue Licht. In both versions, this background is somewhat distorted from that original frame enlargement, but the figure of Leni (with her crystal) remains correctly proportional to the original production still on which this piece is based.

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Leni Riefenstahl — 1924

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Digital artwork created from Eugen Spiro's 1924 portrait of Leni Riefenstahl (two years before her first film).

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Both the standard and widescreen versions of this wallpaper are essentially the same, with the only difference being that the widescreen version has additional "wood" background to accommodate that format.

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Leni Riefenstahl, Berlin

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Desktop wallpaper created from a vintage postcard issued by Ross Verlag, featuring an early portrait of Leni Riefenstahl as a dancer.

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Both the standard and widescreen versions of this wallpaper are essentially the same, with the only difference being that the widescreen version has additional "old paper" background to accommodate that format.

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Leni's Bouquet

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Digitally enhanced photo of Leni Riefenstahl celebrating her 100th birthday, at home with Siegfried & Roy.

(Original photo copyright © Leni Riefenstahl Produktion, 2002 — used with permission.)

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has been cropped to accommodate that format.

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Marta & The Marquis

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Digital colourization of a black & white production still from Tiefland.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, and is relatively proportional to the original production still on which the artwork is based, while the widescreen version has been stretched to accommodate that format (and thus the two figures are slightly distorted).

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Meine Leidenschaft

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Digital colourization of a black & white production still from Das blaue Licht, with the colours chosen here for the Debrie Parvo‑L camera shown in this picture having been based on approximately 400 photos of the actual camera as shown in various eBay auctions.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has been slightly rotated and cropped (but not stretched) to accommodate that format.

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Meine schwierigste Klettertour

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Wallpaper created from a production still for Leni Riefenstahl's 1932 film, Das blaue Licht.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has additional black background to accommodate that format.

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Milch & Honig

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Digital colourization of a black & white production still from Das blaue Licht.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has extra background added (i.e. the "wall" behind Leni) to accommodate that format.

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Olympia

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Digital colourization & additional artwork from a black & white photo from Leni Riefenstahl's 1937 book, Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf, and an early black & white photo-portrait of her.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the entire shot of the Berlin Olympic Stadium modified (stretched) to accommodate that format, keeping the head-shot of Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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Schönheit in den Lenischen Wolken

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Digital colourization & additional artwork from a black & white photo from Leni Riefenstahl's 1937 book, Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the background stretched to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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Schönheit in der Lenischen Kunst

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Digital colourization & additional artwork from a black & white photo from Leni Riefenstahl's 1937 book, Schönheit im Olympischen Kampf.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the background stretched to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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SOS Iceberg!

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Digital colourization of a black & white lobby card from SOS Eisberg.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, and is relatively proportional to the original production still (featured on the lobby card) on which the artwork is based, while the widescreen version has been cropped to accommodate that format.

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Spiro '24

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Digitally enhanced and augmented version of Eugen Spiro's 1924 painting of Leni Riefenstahl. The original painting was done in "portrait" format (as opposed to "landscape"), of course, and thus additional artwork was improvised to expand the width for use specifically as desktop wallpaper.

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The widescreen version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, and the standard version has simply been cropped from that.

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Stern über dem Montblanc

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Digital colourization & amalgamization of two separate black & white production stills from Arnold Fanck's Stürme über dem Montblanc.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the background (i.e. the glacier) stretched to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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Stumm über dem Montblanc

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Digital colourization & amalgamization of two separate black & white production stills from Arnold Fanck's Stürme über dem Montblanc.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version shows a bit more of the background photograph (i.e. the hut at the top of Montblanc) to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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Tanz-Abend

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Digital colourization of a black & white photo of Leni Riefenstahl dancing, combined with text artwork created from a programme for a solo performance by her.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the "word bubble" stretched to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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Twilight Daydream (Over a Sea of Clouds)

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Digital colourization of a black & white production still from Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, and is relatively proportional to the original production still on which the artwork is based, while the widescreen version has been stretched to accommodate that format.

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The Wandering

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Desktop wallpaper created from a vintage postcard issued by Ross Verlag, featuring an early portrait of the Mary Wigman dance troupe in Wilhelm Prager's 1925 film, Wege zu Kraft und Schönheit.

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The widescreen version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, and is relatively proportional to the original production still on which the artwork is based, while the standard version has had additional sky simulated to accommodate that format.

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The White Hell of Pitz Palu

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Digital restoration & colour-enhancement of an original lobby card for the North American release of Die weiße Hölle vom Piz Palü.

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www.RIEFENSTAHL.org

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Digital colourization & additional artwork from a black & white production still for Das blaue Licht.

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The standard version of this wallpaper is the original artwork for this piece, while the widescreen version has had the 3‑dimensional lettering stretched to accommodate that format, keeping Leni still in her original and correct proportions.

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