The biography of Marlene Dietrich by Jean William Thoury , illustrated by Hippolyte and accompanied by 2 compact discs.
It has been said that his name begins as a caress and ends as a whip. The perfect legs sheathed in black stockings of The Blue Angel made Marlene Dietrich famous throughout the world. The object of universal fantasies playing with gender, this goddess of the screen embodied an ideal of beauty, an inaccessible, free woman, mistress, voluntary object of worship. Born in Germany, devoted to Hollywood – where she was Greta Garbo 's great rival – she chose to end her days in Paris .
She now rests in her native land. A journey which symbolizes the 20th century and its tragic upheavals. Fierce enemy of the National Socialist ideology, Marlene , after having been disowned and shunned by her compatriots, now makes them proud. Didn't his most famous song, " Lily Marlene ", make every soldier cry, on whatever side they fought?