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Author: Gerd Gemünden; Mary R Desjardins
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few movie stars have meant as many things to as many different audiences as the iconic Marlene Dietrich. Dietrich has long been a flashpoint in Germany's struggles over its cultural heritage, having  Read more...

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Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608147231
Online version:
Dietrich icon.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608380242
Named Person: Marlene Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich; Dietrich; Marlene Dietrich
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerd Gemünden; Mary R Desjardins
ISBN: 9780822338062 0822338068 9780822338192 082233819X
OCLC Number: 71146386
Description: vi, 420 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Marlene Dietrich's appropriations / Mary R. Desjardins and Gerd Gemünden --
Falling in love again / Steven Bach --
I. The Icon. Dietrich's face / Lutz Koepnick --
The legs of Marlene Dietrich / Nora M. Alter --
Marlene Dietrich : the voice as mask / Amy Lawrence --
II. Establishing the star persona. Playing Garbo : how Marlene Dietrich conquered Hollywood / Joseph Garncarz --
Seductive departures of Marlene Dietrich : exile and stardom in The blue angel / Elisabeth Bronfen --
The blue angel in multiple-language versions : the inner thighs of Miss Dietrich / Patrice Petro --
Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus : advertising Dietrich in seven markets / Mary Beth Haralovich --
Marlene Dietrich : the prodigal daughter / Erica Carter --
III. "Marlene has sex but no gender." Marlene Dietrich and the erotics of code-bound Hollywood / Gaylyn Studlar --
"It's not often that I want a man" : reading for a queer Marlene / Alice A. Kuzniar --
Get/away : structure and desire in Rancho notorious / Mark Williams --
IV. (Auto- ) biography and the archive. The order of knowledge and experience : Marlene Dietrich's ABC / Amelie Hastie --
Dietrich dearest : family memoir and the fantasy of origins / Mary R. Desjardins --
An icon between the fronts : Vilsmaier's recast Marlene / Eric Rentschler --
"Life goes on without me" : Marlene Dietrich, old age, and the archive / Judith Mayne --
Homage, impersonation, and magic : an interview with James Beaman / Judith Mayne --
"Is that me?" : the Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin / Werner Sudendorf.
Responsibility: Gerd Gemünden and Mary R. Desjardins, editors.
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