Fabulous condition 1992 First Edition hardcover with dust jacket. Wildly entertaining, Maria Riva reveals the rich life of her mother in vivid detail, evoking Dietrich the woman, her legendary career, and her world. Opening with Dietrich’s childhood in Berlin, we meet an energetic, disciplined, and ambitious young actress, whose own mother equated the stage with a world of vagabonds and thieves. Dietrich would quickly rise to stardom on the Berlin stage in the 1920s with her sharp wit and bisexuality—wearing the top hat and tails that revolutionized our concept of beauty and femininity. She would play vulgarity but not become in; startle the world but still maintain the aloofness of an aristocrat. **I will message back within a day – check your junk folder or text for quickest response: 250-818-4107** Pickup is in Saanich close to the Monkey Tree Pub just off McKenzie. Cross posted. Thanks for looking!