The fascinating life of one of the great entertainment icons of the 20th century.
Dietrich by Malene Sheppard Skaerved
A actress in Germany before the war, a frontline entertainer for the allies in the 1940's, and later one of the world's greatest entertainment icons. She was an artist of constant reinvention.
'There isn't much flab on this elegant monograph on Marlene Dietrich, which almost seems chiseled to the pattern of its subject's cheekbones. Dietrich worked hard as a pack horse in the upkeep of her legend, and the author follows suit with a no-nonsense prose that states the facts ...' Sight & Sound 200309 'This wonderful pocket biography recounts the life and loves of a true superstar.' The Daily Express 20030125
About Malene Sheppard Skaerved
Malene Sheppard Skaerved teaches screenwriting at Birkbeck College, London. She has collaborated on an opera with the British composer Paul Archbold and won many prizes for her short films.
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