Best Read [Charlotte Chandler] ☆ Marlene: A Personal Biography of Marlene Dietrich || [Fantasy Book] PDF ✓

By Charlotte Chandler | Comments: ( 471 ) | Date: ( Jan 27, 2020 )

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 wasIn 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.


  • Title: Marlene: A Personal Biography of Marlene Dietrich
  • Author: Charlotte Chandler
  • ISBN: 9781439188354
  • Page: 352
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments Marlene: A Personal Biography of Marlene Dietrich

  • Anna Ryan

    The writing of this book doesn't really use a common structure. The quotes the author uses are far too long, and you sometimes don't know who is telling a certain story. The long anecdotes need to be broken up by the author summarising what certain people say. The whole book needs more structure. However, I am a big fan or Marlene Dietrich, and find her immensely fascinating and beautiful. I did find the what Marlene Dietrich, and others, had to say about her and her life very interesting.


  • Rosie Beck

    Why do I read this author? Her writing style is abominable. The story of this marvel is very interesting but the writing is choppy, flat and confusing.


  • Jimmy Lee

    I haven't read any of Charlotte Chandler's other works - I picked up "Marlene" because I was interested in Marlene Dietrich (and the book had photographs). It's a chatty book, springboarding off stories that Marlene apparently told Charlotte when she was in her waning years.As those of us who have older parents know, perceptions and perspectives tend to evolve a bit as age increases, and as the availability of those who might corroborate the stories decreases. Dietrich herself mentioned seeing i [...]


  • Jean-Pierre Vidrine

    A fascinating book about a fascinating person. Like any biography worth the paper it's printed on, the story wound up being about more than the central figure. A lot of other interesting people people turn up here in intriguing (and sometimes startling) episodes.


  • Andy Hickman

    Charlotte Chandler, “Marlene: A Personal Biography” (NY: Smith & Schuster, 2011).Interesting biography based on personal interviews of Marie Magdalene “Marlene” Dietrich, the Hollywood actress who was born in 1901, Germany, and died in 1992, Paris, aged 90.Mostly firsthand accounts from Marlene herself describing her father's death (when she was six years old), her family's starvation during the Great War, her skill as a seamstress, her hatred of the Nazi regime and her disassociatio [...]


  • Lee Anne

    This is the last of my free books from the 2012 Book Expo America. I didn't even necessarily want to read a book about Marlene Dietrich; I mean, I like her okay, but she's not one of my favorite favorites. I DID, however, want to meet the ancient Charlotte Chandler. Chandler (real name Lyn Erhard) has made a career of taking the long-ago interviews she did with the big stars of yesteryear (Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, and more) and slapping them together with biographical information in [...]


  • PAULINA

    I`m sure that Marlene was a brilliant actress but according to me she deserved to star in more ambitious and exciting films. Unfortunately, it was impossible in the past. She was quite a character with a very forceful personality so she couldn`t stand the presence of people who gave her clues and told her what to do. But I think that her beauty was exaggerated; in my opinion she was not necessarily beautiful but characteristic and specific. This book reveals many secrets from her life, her roman [...]


  • Bkwormmegs

    This book was poorly organized, the writing horrid, and the subject not at all given to the kind of introspection a book such as this requires. I love reading about old Hollywood, but this is the second time a Chandler book has disappointed me - no structure, boring writing, and not a difficult question posed. This is not worth the trouble.


  • Elaine

    She had an interesting life, but the way this was written with long quotes from interviews, it was hard to keep track of who was talking. There was a synopsis of every movie she was in and who else was in it, so it seemed more like a reference book than a story.


  • David

    Just starting this.


  • Lesley

    a very close look at the stars life, very good


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