Marlene Dietrich, My Friend
Author: David Bret
"I always feel at ease when I am talking to you, David, that is because you are one of the few men in the world who has tried to understand me. I admire your fearlessness, the way you say things honestly, without pulling any punches". So begins the only biography of Marlene Dietrich to have been written with her full approval. In a remarkable series of candid interviews, the last just two days before her death on May 6 1992, we are presented with a Dietrich far removed from the images she conveyed in films such as Dishonoured, Destry Rides Again and, of course, Blue Angel, the vehicle which rocketed her to international stardom. Illustrated with many rare photos provided by Marlene herself, this is a vivid, intimate and fascinating portrait of one of the last century's greatest icons.