Presentation on theme: "MARLENE DIETRICH Madeleine -- Jaime Baccari. Born: December 27 th, 1901 Father: Louis Erich Otto Dietrich Mother: Wilhelmina Elisabeth Josephine Felsing."— Presentation transcript:
MARLENE DIETRICH Madeleine -- Jaime Baccari
Born: December 27 th, 1901 Father: Louis Erich Otto Dietrich Mother: Wilhelmina Elisabeth Josephine Felsing Sister: Elisabeth
SCHOOL Had a privileged childhood Did not enjoy school Had many out of school lessons Loved languages and History, not math
Her favorite subject was French French teacher was taken away and she was no longer allowed to learn French. “Each time I was punished for speaking French (the language of our enemy) and had to drop 10 pfennigs into the class till, this donation was made in her name.” Marlene was expelled from summer classes for giving out roses on Bastille Day. “ Today is the fourteenth of July. I thought the roses would make you happy.”
“Logic is the key to an all-inclusive spiritual well being.” Marlene was sent to a boarding school in Weimar, Germany Music student, played violin until she was injured. After she stopped playing violin she decided to become an actress.
ACTING SCHOOL Attended Max Reinhardt acting school in Berlin Took on small acting parts in theatre
Met her husband soon after starting acting school. They were married after one year of engagement Had daughter Maria on December 13 th, 1924
JOSEF VON STERNBERG Director Knew all aspects of making a movie and passed them on to Marlene. “I didn’t discover Dietrich, I am a teacher, and this beautiful woman came to that teacher’s attention. He shaped her appearance, high-lighted her charm, minimized her defects, and molded her into an aphrodisiacal phenomenon.”
Films Made With Sternberg The Blue Angel Blonde Venus Dishonored Shanghai Express Morocco Scarlett Empress Devil is a Woman
THE BLUE ANGEL Made in both English and German Filmed in Berlin She earned only $5,000 for this movie. The Blue Angel “His proposal, with its underlying assumption that I might fail at something, shocked me. And I hated failure of any kind. So it was up to me to prove my worth, that I could do it.”
Blonde Venus Dishonored Shanghai Express
Morocco Devil Is a Woman Scarlet Empress
Mae West was her greatest influence Loved cooking “When you want to have a say in the matter, you yourself must be able to carry out the instruction you give to others.” “Money means nothing to me when feelings are involved.”
WWII Became American citizen Joined army “There was an icy silence, which I finally broke: “Do I rightly understand that you refuse to have Mr. von Sternberg make a film in your country (I said: ‘your country’) because he’s Jewish?” Suddenly they all began to stir and to talk at the same time: “You are infected by American propaganda. There is no anti- Semitism in Germany…” Was awarded medals from both France and America.
FRIENDS “Friendship has united more people than love. It is precious and it is sacred.” “For me, friendship is the most precious possession.” “The moment you experience the blessing of a friendship you have the sacred duty to obey its laws.”
After WWII Marlene thrived in her singing career A documentary was made in Spent her last 20 years as just a mother and grandmother. Marlene Dietrich passed away May 6 th, 1992.
WORKS CITED Media: Blonde Venus. Dir. Sternberg Josef Von. Perf. Marlene Dietrich. Paramount Publix Corp., DVD. Marlene. Dir. Maximilian Schell. Perf. Marlene Dietrich The Blue Angel (1930). Dir. Josef Von Sternberg. Perf. Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jannings. Universum Film, DVD. Morocco. Dir. Sternberg Josef Von. Perf. Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper. Paramount Pictures, Videocassette. The Scarlet Empress. Dir. Josef Von Sternberg. Perf. Marlene Dietrich. Paramount Productions, Videocassette. Judgment at Nuremberg. Dir. Stanley Kramer. United Artists, Destry Rides Again. Dir. George Marshall. Perf. Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart. Universal Pictures, DVD
WORKS CITED Books: Chandler, Charlotte. Marlene: Marlene Dietrich, a Personal Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster, Print. Dietrich, Marlene. Marlene Dietrich's ABC. New York, NY: Ungar, Print. Dietrich, Marlene. Marlene. Trans. Salvator Attanasio. New York: Grove, Print. Naudet, Jean-Jaques, Maria Riva, and Werner Sudendorf. Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories : from the Marlene Dietrich Collection of the FilmMuseum Berlin. New York: A.A. Knopf, Print. Spoto, Donald. Falling in Love Again, Marlene Dietrich. Boston: Little, Brown, Print.