Throughout her storied career, Marlene Dietrich appeared in many notable Hollywood films and worked with many popular peers of her day. In Marlene, Dietrich herself reflects upon her early life, film career in Germany, and eventual rise to stardom as an international success.
In addition to sharing anecdotes from her life both in front of the camera and behind it, Dietrich illuminates her time working through wartime tours. Moreover, she also offers interesting discussions relating to other Hollywood elites, including the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Edith Piaf, and more. However, it is her memories of war-torn Europe and visits with soldiers that are the most emotional and evocative moments in her book.
Overall, fans of Dietrich and classic Hollywood are sure to enjoy this book. Historians and individuals studying World War II will also find this work to be of interest.
Marlene is available for purchase via the University Press of Kentucky.