Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich by Donald Spoto

By Donald Spoto

Acclaimed biographer Donald Spoto brings to existence essentially the most incandescent and elusive big name to grace Hollywood, Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). He has tapped archival fabrics and carried out dozens of interviews to offer a lifestyles tale packed with an important new info: her hardships and struggles for acceptance in Nineteen Twenties Berlin; her transformation right into a display goddess; her leisure of Allied troops throughout the international conflict II; and her stint as a nightclub singer within the Nineteen Fifties. Spoto additionally contains debts of her amorous affairs with Yul Brynner, Maurice Chevalier, Gary Cooper, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, Eddie Fisher, common George S. Patton, Erich Maria Remarque, Frank Sinatra, and John Wayne.

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Politian often as the Birth of palace. 56 saw the painting he had Venus was inspired, for as soon finished Lorenzo bought it for his BIRTH OF VENUS UFFIZI, FLORENCE Photo Alinari Visitors to Botticelli's studio of Venus. They saw altarpiece which stood were haunted by the lovely face the same melancholy face again in a huge in another part of his workshop. Sandro he returned from Rome. had started this picture as soon as The beautiful Virgin sitting enthroned, holding her baby on her lap, wore the same sad expression as love.

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