Marlene Dietrich Leaves Behind a Stunning Library With Over 2,000 Books

Marlene Dietrich Leaves Behind a Stunning Library With Over 2,000 Books

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Marlene Dietrich, one of the most famous movie stars of the twentieth century, friend of Hemingway, supporter of Jewish refugees during World War II, was also a huge bookworm, seeking solace in literature over the final decade of her life.    Dietrich was one of Hollywood’s first femme fatales, known for her work on films such as Blue Angel, Shanghai Express and The Devil Is a Woman, as well as her numerous affairs with men and women, and androgenous dress sense, in addition to her work with and for refugees fleeing Europe during World War II. In Berlin, several years ago, …