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Marlene Dietrich - My Friend An Intimate Biography by David Bret

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Published by Robson Books .
Written in English


  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Films, cinema,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - Actors & Actresses,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Women,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Biography,
  • Dietrich, Marlene,
  • Entertainers,
  • Germany

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages284
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8628612M
ISBN 101861053193
ISBN 109781861053190

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When her husband, Rudi, died, she writes: 'Every friend who departs from us deepens our loneliness.' Apart from that, 'My Life' is poorly written and her daughter, Maria Riva, does a better job in her biography of her mother. So far the best book on Marlene Dietrich is Donald Spoto's book/5(9). Marlene Dietrich: A Life by Maria Riva is a Pegasus Books publication. Recently I read ‘Marlene’ by C.W. Gortner, which falls into the ‘biographical novel’ category. It was well done, for the most part, but I couldn't help but wonder, what parts were fact, what parts were fiction.4/5.   Now, my good friend, author Michael Gregg Michaud (whose bio Sal Mineo: A Biography is the definitive work on that actor), has compiled dozens of Dietrich's interviews into one tome, the new book Marlene Dietrich: Between the Covers (BearManor Media, $42 cloth/$32 trade paper).It is the first work that does not attempt to explain Dietrich, but rather gathers as many of her . The definitive biography of Marlene Dietrich written by her daughter, Maria Riva, details the discipline, dedication, single-minded determination, ambition and critical acumen that took Dietrich from a young German theater actress to Hollywood and beyond to become a legend of 20th century show business and a timeless image of beauty/5(3).

An amazing amount of detail into Marlene Dietrich's life is provided and is a must read for fans of Dietrich and early days of movie making. Book also is about Maria, the daughter and author, describing life living with a diva and the unusual relationships of her s:   Book of the week. MARLENE DIETRICH: THE LIFE by Maria Riva (Pegasus Books £) Maria Riva, the only child of Marlene Dietrich, describes the all-consuming monstrousness required to be a great. a good friend from Italy, who also likes Marlene Dietrich My cousin Miss Menninger in Zabernreith in N.Ö. Austria Elfriede Datzig and Leo Slezak in the film "Rosen in Tirol",   Alexander Liberman's "Marlene Dietrich: An Intimate Photographic Memoir" offers photos taken by a friend, although "intimate" is too suggestive a title for these family shots. The doting granny.

Marie Magdalene "Marlene" Dietrich (/ m ɑːr ˈ l eɪ n ə ˈ d iː t r ɪ k /, German: [maʁˈleːnə ˈdiːtʁɪç] (); 27 December – 6 May ) was a German-American actress and singer. Her career spanned from the s to the s. In s Berlin, Dietrich performed on the stage and in silent performance as Lola-Lola in The Blue Angel (), brought her international.   The article was a twisted summary of Dietrich’s daughter’s book, “ A Life.” As someone who works in film and loves old films, I happen to know a fair bit about Marlene Dietrich’s career. Marlene Dietrich, my friend: an intimate biography. [David Bret] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Marlene Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: David Bret. Find more information about: ISBN: A lush, dramatic biographical novel of one of the most glamorous and alluring legends of Hollywood’s golden age, Marlene Dietrich—from the gender-bending cabarets of Weimar Berlin to the lush film studios of Hollywood, a sweeping story of passion, glamour, ambition, art, and war from the author of Mademoiselle Chanel. Raised in genteel poverty after the First World War, Mar/5().