Marlene Dietrich ließ selbst enge Freunde nicht mehr zu sich. Am 6. Im Besitz ihrer Tochter Maria Riva befindet sich eine Art Daily Reminder. Den nachfolgenden Text schrieb Alice Schwarzer zum Erscheinen der Biografie von Maria Riva über ihre Mutter Marlene Dietrich. Das Tochter-Mutter-Gespräch am Grab von Marlene Dietrich. Sie hat das gleiche Gesicht, aber es ist keine Marlene-Maske. Maria Riva, 75, hat.
Marlene Dietrich: Der Himmel war grün, wenn sie es sagteWie Marlene Dietrich mit dem Hörer am Ohr Außenpolitik betrieb, erzählen Tochter Maria Riva und Enkel Peter im Interview. Marlene Dietrich ließ selbst enge Freunde nicht mehr zu sich. Am 6. Im Besitz ihrer Tochter Maria Riva befindet sich eine Art Daily Reminder. wurde Maria als Tochter von Marlene Dietrich und deren Mann, dem Regieassistenten Rudolf Sieber, in Berlin geboren. Nachdem ihre Mutter Marlene.
Marlene Dietrich Tochter Inhaltsverzeichnis VideoMarlene Dietrich's daughter, Maria Riva, speaking at the William J. Donovan Award® Dinner
The officiating priest remarked: "Everyone knew her life as an artist of film and song, and everyone knew her tough stands She lived like a soldier and would like to be buried like a soldier".
In her will Dietrich expressed the wish to be buried in her birthplace Berlin, near her family. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall her body was flown there to fulfill her wish on 16 May.
As her coffin traveled through Berlin bystanders threw flowers onto it, a fitting tribute because Dietrich loved flowers, even saving the flowers thrown to her at the end of her performances for use in subsequent shows.
Dietrich was interred at the Städtischer Friedhof III, Schöneberg, close by the grave of her mother Josefine von Losch, and near the house where she was born.
The collection includes: over 3, textile items from the s to the s, including film and stage costumes as well as over a thousand items from Dietrich's personal wardrobe; 15, photographs, by Sir Cecil Beaton , Horst P.
The contents of Dietrich's Manhattan apartment, along with other personal effects such as jewelry and items of clothing, were sold by public auction by Sotheby's in Los Angeles in November Unlike her professional celebrity, which was carefully crafted and maintained, Dietrich's personal life was, for the most part, kept out of public view.
She was fluent in German, English, and French. Dietrich, who was bisexual , enjoyed the thriving gay bars and drag balls of s Berlin.
Dietrich married only once, to assistant director Rudolf Sieber, who later became an assistant director at Paramount Pictures in France, responsible for foreign language dubbing.
Dietrich's only child, Maria Riva , was born in Berlin on 13 December She would later become an actress, primarily working in television.
When Maria gave birth to a son John , later a famous production designer in , Dietrich was dubbed "the world's most glamorous grandmother".
After Dietrich's death, Riva published a candid biography of her mother, titled Marlene Dietrich Throughout her career, Dietrich had numerous affairs, some short-lived, some lasting decades, often overlapping and almost all known to her husband, to whom she was in the habit of passing the intimate letters from her lovers, sometimes with biting comments.
Gilbert's untimely death was one of the most painful events of her life. The relationship ended in The two women remained friends until the s, as can be seen in the correspondence kept in the Marlene Dietrich archives in Berlin.
Sewing circle was a phrase used by Dietrich  to describe the underground, closeted lesbian and bisexual film actresses and their relationships in Hollywood.
When Dietrich was in her 50s, she had a relationship with actor Yul Brynner , which lasted more than a decade. Dietrich's love life continued into her 70s.
Dietrich was raised in the German Lutheran tradition of Christianity, but she abandoned it as a result of her experiences as a teenager during World War I, after hearing preachers from both sides invoking God as their support.
Dietrich was an icon to fashion designers and screen stars. Edith Head remarked that Dietrich knew more about fashion than any other actress. Marlene Dietrich favoured Dior.
In an interview with The Observer in , she said, "I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.
If I dressed for myself I wouldn't bother at all. Clothes bore me. I'd wear jeans. I adore jeans. I get them in a public store — men's, of course; I can't wear women's trousers.
But I dress for the profession. It contains 2, crystals in addition to LED lights. Her public image included openly defying sexual norms, and she was known for her androgynous film roles and her bisexuality.
A significant volume of academic literature, especially since , analyzes Dietrich's image, as created by the film industry, within various theoretical frameworks, including that of psycho-analysis.
Emphasis is placed, inter alia, on the "fetishistic" manipulation of the female image. A postage stamp bearing her portrait was issued in Germany on 14 August The main-belt asteroid Marlene , discovered by German astronomer Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory in , was named in her honor.
In , after some debate, it was decided not to name a street after her in Berlin-Schöneberg, her birthplace. The commemoration reads: Berliner Weltstar des Films und des Chansons.
Dedication to freedom and democracy, to Berlin and Germany". Dietrich was made an honorary citizen of Berlin on 16 May Translated from German, her memorial plaque reads.
In , the city of Berlin posthumously made her an honorary citizen. The U. Government awarded Dietrich the Medal of Freedom for her war work.
Dietrich has been quoted as saying this was the honor of which she was most proud in her life. They also awarded her with the Operation Entertainment Medal.
On 27 December , she was given a Google Doodle on the th anniversary of her birth. Dietrich gave many radio interviews worldwide on her concert tours.
In , her show at the Tuschinski in Amsterdam was broadcast live on Dutch radio. Her appearance at the Olympia in Paris was also broadcast.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For more than a decade she became a prolific letter-writer and phone-caller, before dying aged 90 in It is perhaps unnecessary to hear from Maria Riva about her mother's many affairs and sexual fetishes.
Fortunately, this does not lower the book's tone, just pads it out needlessly. That is my only criticism. A good, solid documentation of a screen legend's ways by her frank and not at all nasty daughter.
Nov 15, Tam May rated it liked it. This book should really be called "Marlene and Me" because it's as much about Riva as it is about Dietrich.
The book is definitely entertaining and Riva does have writing talent and a wicked sense of humor apparently, like her mother had.
Riva describes in detail the emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother and her father in a different way, but mostly her mother and paints a This book should really be called "Marlene and Me" because it's as much about Riva as it is about Dietrich.
Riva describes in detail the emotional abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother and her father in a different way, but mostly her mother and paints a demonizing portrait of Dietrich that is clearly highly colored by her point of view.
I'm not saying I don't believe most if not all of the ills Riva suffered at the hands of her mother who, without trying to be too psychoanalytical, seems to me to have clearly had some major personality disorders really happened - I have no doubt that they did.
But like many celebrity biographies written by abuse survivors, it has an element of revenge, of wanting to completely break down the idealized image of the Hollywood star that the studio system created, to the detriment of many such stars.
While disillusionment can be good, it can also become almost like a fairy tale of a wicked witch, a complete villain that becomes dehumanized.
Many other reviews have commented on Riva's unreliable narrative and I tend to agree with this. I accept that Riva creates many dialogues or, in Dietrich's case, monologues that clearly could never have taken place word-for-word but I felt that, too often, Riva positioned herself as the martyr, the desired savior of others who fell victims to her mother and father's emotional abuse like her father's mistress Tami and there were also areas where it felt almost like Riva's sole purpose was to justify her own actions or what she makes clear that she viewed as her own weaknesses.
So if you're looking for a biography of Marlene Dietrich, this is definitely not where you want to look, as it is terribly bias and questionable on facts, despite it being humorous and entertaining.
Jul 10, Mary Narkiewicz rated it really liked it. I'm reading this biography now.. I don't know that I'd like Marlene.. She didn't seem to care at all for our animal and bird friends except for having their fur and feathers to decorate her body for her films..
Still, though this is opposed to everything I believe, I read on because of the amazing revelations about this movie I'm reading this biography now..
Still, though this is opposed to everything I believe, I read on because of the amazing revelations about this movie star, the film industry and culture in the thirties, forties..
Once I heard a tape of Marlene D. Marlene's voice was so incredibly tender and loving on the tape.. I'll just keep that memory with me..
Jan 26, Ava rated it did not like it. I tried to work myself through that biography, but I could not finish it. My expectation was to get an inside into an icon of the film industry, into a woman who was born in the same city as myself, went through similar experiences as my grandma and created herself to become a diva.
We all know the diva, but I was hoping to explore the woman, the human being behind that diva. Well, this biography is more about the daughter as it is about Marlene Dietrich, which is fine, but the title and the I tried to work myself through that biography, but I could not finish it.
Well, this biography is more about the daughter as it is about Marlene Dietrich, which is fine, but the title and the introduction are deceiving.
It gets boring, repetitive, and as one reads along more and more bitter. Was that to get even with her mother?
I closed this book for good on page Jul 17, Laura rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone who loves juicy Hollywood gossip. Shelves: biography.
Truth to tell, I never even saw too many of Marlene Dietrich's movies I saw Witness for the Prosecution, and Touch of Evil, in which she had a cameo, but that's about it , but this book was a really good time -- full of juicy, bitchy gossip about lots of old Hollywood legends.
I don't know how accurate a lot of it is -- Maria Riva has detailed recollections of pedestrian conversations that happened around 60 years previously -- but a lot of the gossip is documented, and man, is it fun to read.
Jan 07, Inez Parra rated it really liked it. I'm more of a Garbo fan and had found it hard to get as interested in Dietrich's life.
A few other bios were tossed aside unfinished, but this one - told by her daughter - had me flipping the pages and completely absorbed. I didn't warm up much to Dietrich as a person or an actress, but as a memoir of a famous and odd actress, it was a riveting read.
Who knew? Feb 28, Sherrie rated it it was amazing. One of the very best Hollywood memoirs - actually quite well written, full of genuine respect but also packed to the brim with often sordid displays of utter selfishness.
Dietrich orchestrated every single moment of her life - there's something very Was Dietrich from another planet!? Conspiracy theory.
Jun 13, Amy rated it it was ok. Eh, this was a bit too fluffy for me, but coming from her pampered daughter, I didn't expect much different.
Sep 10, Laurie rated it really liked it. This is an absorbing biography of Dietrich by her daughter, Maria Riva. We are given the stars life in detail, from her birth until her death.
Rivas life was closely twined with her mothers from the day she was born- her mother used her as constant companion who needs school when you can be your mothers dresser?
From an early age, Riva was aware of her mothers constant sexual escapades- sex and performances This is an absorbing biography of Dietrich by her daughter, Maria Riva.
When Riva was in her teens, she was still being dressed as a little girl, to enforce the illusion that Dietrich had only given birth to her a few years before.
Dietrich drank heavily especially late in life and was her own pharmacist, in the years when amphetamines and downers were easily gotten.
As far as I could tell, she never gave a thought to anyone else unless they could do something for her. But she was beautiful, and could enthrall audiences.
She was smart- she learned from wardrobe, lighting people, directors and anyone else and applied what she learned to her art.
Thankfully, most of the people she worked with were willing to take her orders. She was strict with herself when working, and had bulimia, which allowed her to eat the rich foods she loved and still lose weight.
Sadly, in her old age, she developed some dementia and that, along with her alcoholism and drug use, made her last years sad indeed.
Of course this is the biography of Riva, too. As long as her mother was alive, their lives were entwined.
Riva did carve out her own life, though, becoming a television star for many years and raising a family.
This was a fascinating book. It was written by Marlene's only child, Maria Riva, who had access to her mother's diaries and letters, and was present with her during many major events in her career.
Aber sie war eben nur eine Mutter. Es ist selbst diesem Buch — dessen einzig wirklich interessante Stellen die Originaldokumente der Dietrich, ihre Tagebücher und Briefe sind — zwischen den Zeilen zu entnehmen, was für eine ungewöhnlich intelligente und charakterstarke Frau Marlene Dietrich war ihre Schönheit ist ja hinlänglich bekannt.
Und wie rührend sie mit Menschen sein konnte. Als die Emigranten kommen, finden sie bei ihr immer Hilfe und Essen, selbstgekocht, versteht sich.
Als sie in das zerbombte Deutschland an der Seite der Befreier zurückkehrt, tingelt sie monatelang in irgendwelchen Verschlägen — für die Deutschen, versteht sich.
Sie hat ein Leben lang jenseits aller Konventionen und jenseits allen Mitläufertums immer wieder Haltung gezeigt.
In ihren Taten war sie meist konsequent, nur in ihren Worten oft bigott. Tochter Maria reagierte auf dieses Leben ihrer Mutter anscheinend zunächst mit Faszination und dann mit Abscheu.
Sie gab ihre beginnende Karriere demonstrativ für ein leben als Hausfrau und Mutter von vier Kindern auf. Das ist ihr Recht. Giovinezza The War Dancing Dog Get Up, Stand Up How to Draw a Bunny Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song Transfixed The Anniversary Party Nuremberg Paragraph Fight Club Dreamers Breaking Up Heaven's Burning Une femme d'honneur The Delicate Art of the Rifle El detective y la muerte Scenes from a Mall Berliner Tag Judgement in Berlin Kintopp Kintopp Just a Gigolo The Mother and the Whore Myra Breckinridge Magic of Marlene The Love Goddesses Katharina Knie - Ein Seiltänzerstück Hollywood: The Great Stars Judgment at Nuremberg Witness for the Prosecution The Montecarlo Story I Am a Camera Der Fürst von Pappenheim Rancho Notorious Stage Fright A Foreign Affair The Secret Heart Kismet The Lady Is Willing Manpower The Flame of New Orleans Seven Sinners Destry Rides Again She never laughed.
Glacial stares were more her speciality. When she spoke, people listened. When she moved, people watched. Maria Riva, the only child of actress Marlene Dietrich pictured recalls her mother in her re-released memoir 25 years after her death.
In her films and, latterly, concerts, she embodied an erotic languor, a moody exasperation. Marlene was to be little different temperamentally, though she was more artistic.
She flashed her long legs in plays and cabarets, and particularly enjoyed the elaborate costumes — a fantasy world to be contrasted with the prevailing poverty and inflation of the Weimar Republic.