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Marlene Dietrich

Actor (27-Dec-1901 — 6-May-1992)


Steven Bach. Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend. London: Harper Collins. 1992.

David Bret. Marlene My Friend: An Intimate Biography. London: Robson Books. 1993. 260pp.

Larry Carr. Four Fabulous Faces: The Evolution and Metamorphosis of Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Marlene Dietrich. New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. 1970. 492pp.

Charlotte Chandler. Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography. Simon and Schuster. 2011. 320pp.

Catherine Constable. Thinking in Images: Film Theory, Feminist Philosophy and Marlene Dietrich. BFI Publishing. 2006. 202pp.

Sybil Delgaudio. Dressing the Part: Sternberg, Dietrich, and Costume. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1993. 195pp.

Homer Dickens. The Films of Marlene Dietrich. New York: The Citadel Press. 1968. 221pp.

Marlene Dietrich. Translated by Salvator Attanasio. Marlene Dietrich: My Life. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. 1989. 243pp.

Leslie Frewin. Blond Venus: A Life of Marlene Dietrich. London: MacGibbon & Kee. 1955. 159pp.

Leslie Frewin. Dietrich: The Story of a Star. New York: Stein and Day. 1967.

Eryk Hanut. I Wish You Love: Conversations with Marlene Dietrich. Berkeley, CA: Frog, Ltd.. 1996. 138pp.

Charles Higham. Marlene: The Life of Marlene Dietrich. New York: W. W. Norton. 1977. 319pp.

Jean Jacques Naudet. Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories. Thames & Hudson. 2001. 304pp. 370 photographs.

Maria Riva. Marlene Dietrich, by Her Daughter. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1993. 790pp.

Donald Spoto. Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich. Doubleday. 1992. 335pp.

Carole Zucker. The Idea of the Image: Josef Von Sternberg's Dietrich Films. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1988. 159pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.382)

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.182)

  9. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.186)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.181)

  11. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.419)

  12. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.158)

  13. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.131)

  14. Current Biography, 1968 Yearbook (pp.112-15)

  15. Chambers Film and TV Handbook (p.87)

  16. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.163)

  17. Celebrity Register 3rd Issue (p.141)

  18. Celebrity Register 4th Issue (p.136)

  19. Celebrity Register 5th Issue (p.153)

  20. The Encyclopedia of Hollywood (p.123)

  21. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (pp.236-38)

  22. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.190)

  23. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.148)

  24. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.144)

  25. St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture (vol.1, p.708)

  26. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.134)

  27. Northeastern Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.169)

  28. Legends in Their Own Time (p.67)

  29. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.312)

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