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The Blue Angel - the life and films of Marlene Dietrich

The Blue Angel - the life and films of Marlene Dietrich [Kindle Edition]

David Stuart Ryan
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David Stuart Ryan, bestselling author of John Lennon's Secret, the definitive biography of John Lennon, turns his attention to the golden days of Hollywood.

He takes you on a journey to the dark recesses of prewar Gemany to explore what made Marlene Dietrich one of Hollywood's greatest stars of the silver screen.

Discover the woman behind the legend as you explore her inexplicable appeal.

About the Author

Author David Stuart Ryan has previously written the bestselling 'John Lennon's Secret' as well as a novel about Robin Hood - 'The Lost Journal of Robyn Hood Outlaw'. Here he takes you into the scintillating world of 1930s Hollywood to produce a searingly real evocation of a whole era, fabulous in its success, hypnotic in the stories it told on the silver screen each week for tens of millions fleeing the depression outside. What they sought, and what Marlene provided was a dark shadowy world where love and triumph could somehow survive. Her story is indeed the story of the 20th century. On the cinema screen at least they could escape into the fantasies of love, romance and mystery that her films portrayed so compellingly.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 289 KB
  • Print Length: 193 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1456465783
  • Publisher: kozmik press (16 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041VYMKI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #746,542 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Hot off the presses, or is it the digital electronic worldwide communication machine? is a novel '1967' about the 'annus mirabilis' of the world of progressive rock and progressive politics.

Here is your chance to relive, or visit for the first time, the most heady, explosive, revolutionary, revelatory and epochal period in our history.

Many of the seeds sown then are only now coming to fruition.

The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Scott McKenzie and numerous other bands make an appearance in a book that brings it all unforgettably alive, it is a rollicking read you are really going to enjoy.

And yes, there is a lot of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, this is 1967 man.

"The author is a natural writer able to transmit an almost lurid emotion and imagination."
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The arrival of the Kindle bookstore has opened up great possibilities
for the books which I thought would no longer be available, once the print runs had run out, as most have.

So I am busy putting them onto the bookstore, but the arrival of Kindle has also opened up a whole new avenue for showing you my poetry in its original
illustrated format - in glowing color too if you have the latest ereaders.

I would especially draw your attention to 'Postcards from around the Globe', 'New New World' about Australia and 'Home - and a journey to the USA'-
the illustrations really bring the poems to life in an unprecedented way
thanks to the wonders of the new computer age.

The Blue Angel - the life and films of Marlene Dietrich

John Lennon's Secret
- one of the first biographies, a bestseller

The novels


Looking for Kathmandu


The Affair is All

The lost journal of Robyn Hood - outlaw

India - a guide to the

America - a guide to the experience

The Sphere of the Moon Goddess

A reproduction of the notebook of poetry and illustrations
created on a year-long visit overland to India, Pakistan, Nepal, Kathmandu, Bihar, Kashmir, Varanasi, Mumbai and Goa.
There are over 120 original illustrations.

The Conjunction of the Sun and Moon

This is a book that could only really exist in the digital age. With over 150 sumptuous color illustrations to go with the 150 poems, you are plunged into a highly sensual world. It is an art book as much as a poetry book, each
color illustration has been faithfully reproduced from the original.

It is an exploration of the nature of the attraction between man and woman. Over the course of a year you will go on a journey that is curiously in sync with the seasons of the natural world.

Along the way encounters, hints, messages, hopes, disasters, premonitions,
intense coming togethers and equally intense partings figure in this no holds barred portrayal of love and loss, attraction and repulsion.

It is a description of the human condition that takes you to strange places indeed as you enter the second of The Seven Worlds.

Postcards from around the Globe

Set out on a journey overland to Asia - including India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand and Hong Kong.

The illustrations take you there, richly sensuous and mystically allusive in turns, you can see for yourself what the poems are talking about. 100 original full color illustrations illuminate the path and the way in the
third of the Seven Worlds.

New New World
-the land of Australia and the islands of Fiji

David Stuart Ryan draws on his Australian heritage (his mother, grandmother
and great grandmother were all Australian) to bring you the strange seductive atmosphere of the lucky country into a spellbinding combination of vivid
pictures and highly philosophical poetry about what it means to be in this
most ancient of lands.

This exploration is followed by a visit to the Fiji islands which begins to place Australia where it really is, the glorious South Pacific.

Home - and a journey to the USA
How the UK looks after some years away, the old Roman town begins to emerge in poetry that takes a fresh look at the English experience, before a journey to the USA switches the perspective again and we are off on another exploration
of the body and spirit.

David Stuart Ryan

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5.0 out of 5 stars Her life was blue 16 Aug 2014
By Alec
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An excellent biography of the legendary Marlene confirming many of the stories heard over the years detailing her life and her loves both male and female.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quite a woman 12 Feb 2014
By Gigi - Published on
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An honest portrayal of a strong lady. Meant for stardom, she fought her way up the ladder and clung to it! A workaholic, Miss Dietrich was also a generous and tender-hearted woman who, even today, deserves respect and remembrance.

The only problem with this book is the desperate need of a proofreader! Pronouns and commas distract and confuse the reader. Myself is often used where herself should be, and most aggravating are commas everywhere! Sentences run together because of a lack of periods where they should be. Either the typist can't see well enough to distinguish the two or the author actually talks like that! If you can get past these problems, you'll find an interesting bio here.
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 27 Feb 2014
By Mary Santo - Published on
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Very well written and informative. It gives u a clear idea of her little life and the Times she lived inns through
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Kindle e-book 26 Mar 2011
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Most of the book translated quite well to the Kindle format. There were only a few spots were the continuity was broken but not so as to not understand the meaning or disrupt the thought process.

It was a very interesting book and really let you step into the life of Marlene Dietrich before she BECAME Marlene Dietrich. It really kept my interest to the last page.

Highly recommend
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