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The Museum of Boston will present the correspondence with Hemingway and Marlene Dietrich

March 29 2007
12:31

In the Boston Museum Library John F. Kennedy, next week will be presented to the public the correspondence of one of the most famous writers of the XX century, Ernest Hemingway and the German actress Marlene Dietrich.

Four years ago, a letter handed over to public use the daughter of Marlene Dietrich Maria Riva. Epistolary heritage of two great men, the relationship between them lasted for 30 years, was transferred to the American Library John F. Kennedy, along with several early sketches of Hemingway's stories and poems.

Most of the letters was printed. Collection contains 30 letters, cards and other documents addressed to Hemingway to Dietrich from 1949 to 1959. "We're both lonely and need to understand it" - Hemingway wrote Dietrich in July 1950. In the same year he wrote: "I fell in love with you, but you are always in love with some failure."

The last message from Hemingway to Dietrich was a Christmas card, which he signed together with his wife. Dietrich rarely answered. In August 1952 she wrote: "Dear, I want you to hug and kiss ... eternity."

A few months later he committed suicide at the age of 61 years. Marlene Dietrich died in Paris in 1992.

Son of Mary, Peter Riva said the letters show the relationship between the writer and Marlene Dietrich, who were more than friendly, but their glow is still not enough to intimate novel. Tells Newsru.com.

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