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Marlene Dietrich: The Life
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Maria Riva
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Marlene Dietrich: The Life

Maria Riva


9781643130293

Pegasus


Film, TV & Radio;
Individual actors & performers;
Dance & Performing arts;
Biography: general;
Biography: arts & entertainment;
Gender studies: women


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787 pages

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Gosspiy, elaborately detailed, and greatly entertaining. Riva leaves no sequin unturned. The New York Times Dietrich would quickly rise to stardom on the Berlin stage in the 1920's with her sharp wit and bisexual sexuality--while wearing the top hat and tails that revolutionized our concept of beauty and femininity. Dietrich comes alive in these pages in all of her incarnations: as muse, artistic collaborator, bonafide movie star, box-office poison, lover, wife, and mother She would stand up to the Nazis and galvanize American troops, eventually earning the Congressional Medal of Freedom. There were her artistic relationships with Josef von Sternberg The Blue Angle, Morocco, Shanghai Express), Colette, Erich Maria Remarque, Noel Coward and Cole Porter, and her heady romances. In her final years, she would make herself visibly invisible, devoting herself to the immortality of her legend. Marlene Dietrich: The Life is captures this complex and astonishing woman. Maria Riva's biography of her mother has the depth, range, and resonance of a novel and captures the conviction and passion of its remarkable subject.

By:   Maria Riva
Imprint:   Pegasus
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 224mm,  Width: 145mm,  Spine: 43mm
Weight:   1.020kg
ISBN:   9781643130293
ISBN 10:   1643130293
Pages:   787
Publication Date:   January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Maria Riva was born in Berlin in 1924 and is the only child of Marlene Dietrich. Maria performed in Germany and Italy as part of a USO troupe during World War II and taught acting at Fordham University upon her return to the United States. She has performed on Broadway, radio, television, and film and has been nominated for an Emmy. Maria continues an active life in California and spends time visiting her sons and grandchildren.


Dietrich has remained, in the public mind, an alluring legend. What remains when the myth is stripped away? Dietrich wanted her daughter to write her biography. [It is] the only biography to rely on her diaries and letters. -- People Entertaining. The Dietrich image remains fabulous. -- The Independent (London) Riva has a remarkable good eye. [Her book] completes the portrait of Marlene Dietrich. -- The Baltimore Sun Gossipy, elaborately detailed, and greatly entertaining. Riva leaves no sequin unturned. -- The New York Times

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