The Resource Marlene, C.W. Gortner

Marlene, C.W. Gortner

Label
Marlene
Title
Marlene
Statement of responsibility
C.W. Gortner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Raised in genteel poverty after the First World War, Maria Magdalena Dietrich dreams of a life on the stage. When a budding career as a violinist is cut short, the willful teenager vows to become a singer, trading her family's proper, middle-class society for the free-spirited, louche world of Weimar Berlin's cabarets and drag balls. With her sultry beauty, smoky voice, seductive silk cocktail dresses, and androgynous tailored suits, Marlene performs to packed houses and becomes entangled in a series of stormy love affairs that push the boundaries of social convention. For the beautiful, desirous Marlene, neither fame nor marriage and motherhood can cure her wanderlust. As Hitler and the Nazis rise to power, she sets sail for America. Rivaling the success of another European import, Greta Garbo, Marlene quickly becomes one of Hollywood's leading ladies, starring with legends such as Gary Cooper, John Wayne, and Cary Grant. Desperate for her return, Hitler tries to lure her with dazzling promises. Marlene instead chooses to become an American citizen, and after her new nation is forced into World War II, she tours with the USO, performing for thousands of Allied troops in Europe and Africa. But one day she returns to Germany. Escorted by General George Patton himself, Marlene is heartbroken by the war's devastation and the evil legacy of the Third Reich that has transformed her homeland and the family she loved
Summary
A sweeping historical tale inspired by the life of Marlene Dietrich traces her rise from the seedy worlds of Weimar Berlin's cabarets and drag balls to the lush film studios of golden-era Hollywood, where she becomes entangled in a series of stormy love affairs that push the boundaries of convention
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10484326
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gortner, C. W
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dietrich, Marlene
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Target audience
adult
Label
Marlene, C.W. Gortner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel of Marlene Dietrich" --Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057429311
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
685 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Marlene, C.W. Gortner
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A novel of Marlene Dietrich" --Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000057429311
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
685 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410493606
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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