Marlene Dietrich’s ABC, Signed by Marlene Dietrich
[Signed] Dietrich, Marlene. Marlene Dietrich’s ABC. First Edition, 1962. Book is in very good condition; dust jacket is in good plus condition—it is a Book Club Edition jacket with faded spine. Book is signed in red felt pen on the flyleaf, “To Abby with love, Marlene, 1962.” Dust jacket illustration by Rene Bouché.
With equal parts Teutonic good sense and Hollywood glamour, the film star presents her opinions, favorite recipes, beauty advice, favorite sayings, interpretations of the Zodiac, and much more. The format is A to Z (akin to Ambrose Bierce’s The Devil’s Dictionary). She devotes a sentence or two or occasionally even a few paragraphs to words or phrases, such as “Academy Award,” “high fashion,” and “Albert Einstein.” It is a format well suited to the 21st Century audience, so accustomed to Twitter and Facebook-size bites of information. Like."Once a woman has forgiven a man, she must not reheat his sins for breakfast.”