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Andrea Weiss is an author and filmmaker with a Ph.D. in History. In 1984, she founded the non-profit film company Jezebel Productions with Greta Schiller, and they subsequently collaborated on many award-winning documentaries including Before Stonewall (1985) and Paris Was a Woman (1995). She has also written, produced, directed and edited numerous documentary films over the past two decades, including International Sweethearts of Rhythm (1988), a portrait of an all-female jazz band from the 1940s, A Bit of Scarlet (1997), a feature-length collage on British attitudes toward homosexuality, and Seed of Sarah (1998), an experimental documentary/opera based on the memoirs of a Hungarian Holocaust survivor, and Escape to Life - The Erika and Klaus Mann Story (2000). She is the author of several non-fiction books including Paris Was a Woman, Vampires and Violets, and Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story.