Marlene Dietrich’s ABC’s

Marlene Dietrich was a fascinating woman with a unique outlook on life. In Marlene Dietrich’s ABC’s, readers can indulge in a textual scrapbook of Dietrich’s musings, all listed in alphabetical order.

This particular book is not a biography or lengthy work. It is a compilation of various moments, memories, witticisms, tips, and even some very rough recipes for Dietrich’s favorite dishes. There is no specific focus to this work, save for the fact that all of the information is sourced and attributed to Dietrich herself.

Through reading this short book, readers can gain a better sense of understanding relating to what Dietrich valued and enjoyed throughout her life, on- and off-screen.


Marlene Dietrich’s ABC’s is available for purchase via the University Press of Kentucky.

About Annette Bochenek

Dr. Annette Bochenek of Chicago, Illinois, is an avid scholar of Hollywood’s Golden Age. She manages the Hometowns to Hollywood blog, in which she writes about her trips exploring the legacies and hometowns of Golden Age stars. Annette also hosts the “Hometowns to Hollywood” film series throughout the Chicago area. She has been featured on Turner Classic Movies and is the president of TCM Backlot’s Chicago chapter. In addition to writing for TCM Backlot, she also writes for Classic Movie Hub, Silent Film Quarterly, Nostalgia Digest, and Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine.
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1 Response to Marlene Dietrich’s ABC’s

  1. J-DubJ-Dub says:

    I always wondered if the rumor was true that she had an affair with John Wayne.

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