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Marlene Dietrich

Photographs and Memories

Marlene Dietrich never threw anything away. She kept her good-luck rag doll (it appeared with her in The Blue Angel and followed her to dressing tables on every movie set). She kept the letters she received from, friends, colleagues, her lovers and her husband of fifty-three years. She kept every article of clothing made for her by the great French couturiers and many from the legendary Hollywood costume designers. She kept everything.

After Dietrich's death, all of the memorabilia were cataloged—25,000 objects and 18,000 images. Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories brings together her treasures as depicted in 289 photographs from her own collection and features extended captions by her daughter and sole biographer, Maria Riva. We see Dietrich across the years and roles of her life: a child, a young actress in Berlin, a newlywed, a devoted American, a mother, and of course, a glamorous Hollywood legend.

An intimate look into the life of an unforgettable star, this collection offers fans more than just photos and memorabilia—it shares perspective from Marlene herself.

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

"Dietrich fans, sit up and take notice. Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories, compiled by Jean-Jacques Naudet and captioned by Maria Riva, offers hundreds of photographs of the pack rat's possessions (her dog tags, her cigarette case, her clothing and letters to and from lovers), and, of course, snapshots and publicity stills of the incomparable Dietrich herself (in her 'Eisenhower battle jacket' and in her gowns and jewels). Touching reminiscences from Josef von Sternberg and Jean Cocteau, among others, round out this valuable addition to the wealth of books dedicated to the German actress who became one of America's greatest icons."—Publishers Weekly

"Legendary actress Marlene Dietrich is honored in this beautiful coffee-table book, which is introduced by brief recollections from director Josef von Sternberg, Orson Welles (who worked with her in Touch of Evil), Ernest Hemingway, and others. The Film Museum of Berlin contains 25,000 objects and 18,000 images related to Dietrich, and this book is like a museum exhibition held expressly for Dietrich lovers. It is divided into sections such as 'Portraits,' 'Beads, Furs, and Feathers,' and 'Possessions' and displays her dresses and accessories in pristine condition, alongside excerpts from letters and diaries. Daughter Maria Riva provides extended captions to the many photographs of the actress and her belongings. Also included are a filmography, theatography, concertography, discography, and collection inventory with exhibitions. Recommended for film collections."—Library Journal

"For the neophyte, the book offers a thorough Dietrich filmography, plus complete histories of her theatrical appearances. And for anybody, it's a wonderful tribute to a remarkable woman."—CNN

 

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