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Marlene

Film star. Cabaret sensation. Recording artist. Writer. Marlene Dietrich was nothing short of enchanting—and remains so as she chronicles her fabulous rise to stardom in Marlene. From her early career in Germany as a chorus girl to her breakout role as Lola in The Blue Angel (1930) to her courageous wartime tours, Dietrich recounts a life that captivates on the page just as she smoldered on the screen. She writes passionately of her friends, including Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, and Edith Piaf, among many others, and shares memories of what she considers her greatest accomplishment: entertaining the Allied troops during World War II. A sustained expression of her bold, sophisticated style, Marlene reminds us why Dietrich remains an international icon and a true Hollywood legend.

About the Author

Marlene Dietrich (1901–1992) was a German American actress best known for her performances in The Blue Angel (1930), Shanghai Express (1932), I Love a Soldier (1936), Manpower (1941), and Witness for the Prosecution (1957). During World War II, Dietrich toured domestically to sell war bonds and, as soon as she was able, she became most well-known for her front-line efforts to support Allied troops. After the war, she received recognition both domestically and internationally for her efforts and was awarded the Ordre National de la Légion d'Honneur (France, 3 ranks), the Medal of Valor (Israel), and the Medal of Freedom (USA) among many others.

Reviews

"The fresh burst of fascination with the star this winter comes at a moment when the treatment of women in Hollywood is at the centre of public debate, running alongside a wider social discussion about the fluidity of gender identities. As a result, Dietrich's powerful androgyny has acquired a new register: it seems a prescient challenge to the male hierarchy of the film industry and to restrictive sexual norms."—The Guardian

"The name Marlene Dietrich, more than any other, blends with the essence of cinema. A number of actresses become stars, some of them become myths."—Jacques Chirac

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