Poetry Madness
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Interviews | March 17, 2014

Shawn Donley: IMG Peter Stark: The Powells.com Interview



Peter StarkIt's hard to believe that 200 years ago, the Pacific Northwest was one of the most remote and isolated regions in the world. In 1810, four years... Continue »
  1. $19.59 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography (Large Print) (Thorndike Biography)

Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography (Large Print) (Thorndike Biography) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In Marlene, the legendary Hollywood icon is vividly brought to life, based on a series of conversations with the star herself and with others who knew her well. In the mid-1970s Charlotte Chandler spoke with Marlene Dietrich in Dietrich's Paris apartment. The star's career was all but over, but she agreed to meet because Chandler hadn't known Dietrich earlier, when I was young and very beautiful. Dietrich may have been retired, but her appearance and her celebrity--her famous mystique--were as important to her as ever.

Marlene Dietrich's life is one of the most fabulous in Hollywood history. She began her career in her native Berlin as a model, then a stage and screen actress during the silent era, becoming a star with the international success The Blue Angel. Then, under the watchful eye of the director of that film, her mentor Josef von Sternberg, she came to America and became one of the brightest stars in Hollywood. She made a series of acclaimed pictures--Morocco, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, Destry Rides Again, among many others--that propelled her to international stardom. With the outbreak of World War II, the fiercely anti-Nazi Dietrich became an American citizen and entertained Allied troops on the front lines. After the war she embarked on a new career as a stage performer, and with her young music director, the gifted Burt Bacharach--whom Chandler interviewed for the book--Dietrich had an outstanding second career.

Dietrich spoke candidly with Chandler about her unconventional private life: although she never divorced her husband, Rudi Sieber, she had numerous well-publicized affairs with his knowledge (and he had a longtime mistress with her approval). By the late 1970s, plagued by accidents, Dietrich had become a virtual recluse in her Paris apartment, communicating with the outside world almost entirely by telephone Marlene Dietrich lived an extraordinary life, and Marlene relies extensively on the star's own words to reveal how intriguing and fascinating that life really was.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410437655
Publisher:
Thorndike Press
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Author:
Chandler, Charlotte
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Publication Date:
20110631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
459
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » Rich and Famous
Biography » Women

Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography (Large Print) (Thorndike Biography)
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 459 pages Thorndike Press - English 9781410437655 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.