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Gottfried Helnwein über Marlene Dietrich - "Sogar Marlenes Stimme klang einsam".
Am Ende ihres Lebens schloss sich Marlene Dietrich von der Welt aus. Zu den sieben Freunden, die sie in ihrer Pariser Wohnung besuchen durften, gehörten der Maler Gottfried Helnwein und seine Frau Renate. Sie erzählen von ihrer Freundschaft zu der Diva, die am 27. Dezember 100 Jahre alt geworden wäre.
Drei Menschen, die mit dem Phantom Dietrich sprachen. Mit einem österreichischen Paar verband die Dietrich eine ganz besondere Freundschaft - mit dem in Deutschland lebenden Wiener Maler Gottfried Helnwein und dessen Ehefrau Renate.
Marlene Dietrich's last years were very lonely, according to Gottfried Helnwein, a German painter and photographer. She trusted very few people. But she still had her sharp, sarcastic sense of humor...
Gottfried Helnwein, an artist who worked on a book with Dietrich and was in close contact for the past six years, says he never saw her. She was in the bedroom and we were in the other rooms. She would write little notes and put them under the door. She wanted the world to remember her with this beautiful, artificial face created by Sternberg."
The last years of Marlene Dietrich's life "were very lonely and secluded in Paris," said German painter and photographer Gottfried Helnwein, who collaborated with the legendary actress on a book published last year.
MARLENE MY FRIEND: AN INTIMATE BIOGRAPHY by David Bret, Robson, UK, 1993
"Thanks to Renate and Gottfried Helnwein, for inspiration . . . and Renate in particular for talking me through some of my worst experiences."
In this remarkable biography, David Bret recounts Marlene Dietrich's life story as she wanted it to be told. Illustrated with many rare photographs given by Marlene herself, Marlene My Friend is a vivid and fascinating portrait of this truly international superstar, and a wonderful testament to a great friendship."