Dita Parlo
German actor
Dita Parlo
Dita Parlo was a German film actress. Born Grethe Gerda Kornstädt in Stettin, Parlo made her first film appearance in Homecoming in 1928 and quickly became a popular actress in Germany. During the 1930s she moved easily between German and French language films, achieving success in such films as L'Atalante (1934) and La Grande Illusion (1937).
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Second Look: 'The Complete Jean Vigo' coming Aug. 30 - Los Angeles Times
Google News - over 5 years
A work of surpassing tenderness and luminosity, it's alive in ways that few films are, thanks partly to the expressive physicality of the performances (by Jean Dasté and Dita Parlo as the newlyweds, and Michel Simon as a tattooed old salt) and the
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Movies for Grownups: Hall Pass: Back to school movies that get an 'A' - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
A beautiful girl (Dita Parlo) marries a barge captain (Jean Daste') and goes to live on his boat - along with his rough-as-they-come crew. As the first blush of married life wears off, of course, the girl begins to wonder what in the world she's done
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Madonna stuns with stylish new stills - The Vine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... who dreamed of being Elizabeth Taylor when she was a kid, who paid tribute Marilyn Monroe first chance she got, and who's tirelessly referenced icons of the history books such as Marie-Antoinette, Greta Garbo, and Dita Parlo thoughout her career
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POTSDAM EXKLUSIV - Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten
Google News - over 5 years
Gedreht wird bis August im Studio Babelsberg, unter anderem auch im legendären Tonkreuz, in dem einst die Aufnahmen zum ersten deutschen Tonfilm „Melodie des Herzens“ mit den Ufa-Stars Willy Fritsch und Dita Parlo stattfanden. Die Crew von Regisseurin
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Top 10 films for the long weekend - The Age
Google News - over 5 years
This 1934 masterpiece tells the deceptively simple story of a newlywed couple (Jean Daste and Dita Parlo) and its working honeymoon on a barge crewed by a rambunctious old sailor (Michel Simon). Astor, tomorrow at 7pm. Double feature with Orson
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Guide livres du 12 mai 2011 - Valeurs Actuelles
Google News - almost 6 years
Et que vient faire ici Dita Parlo ? Une chose est sûre, Jean-Pierre de Lucovich nous met dans le bain. Rien ne manque, ni Mireille Balin, ni Viviane Romance, ni Ginette Leclerc, ni Rina Ketty, dans ce Paris indécent et amoral, où l'auteur promène son
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HOME VIDEO; Seeing Kandahar In Taliban Days
NYTimes - almost 14 years
As always, New Yorker Video is filling its niche with interesting releases. Last month there was Jean Vigo's film ''L'Atalante'' (1934). ''May be the greatest film of all time,'' reads a critic's assessment on the front of the DVD. Probably not, but Vigo's richly stylized black-and-white tale of a bargeman (Jean Dast) who temporarily loses his new
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FILM; Rescuing a Romantic Epic From Obscurity
NYTimes - over 16 years
THE ranks of the great film directors are short on Keatses and Shelleys, young artists cut off in their prime, leaving behind a handful of great works that suggest what might have been. But one who qualifies is Jean Vigo, the French director who died of tuberculosis at age 29 in 1934. Vigo completed just four films (two of them brief, avant-garde
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NEW VIDEO RELEASES
NYTimes - about 24 years
Patriot Games 1992. Paramount. $94.95. Laser disk, $34.95. 1 hour 57 minutes. Closed captioned. R. Phillip Noyce's film, based on the Tom Clancy thriller, has the ex-C.I.A. agent Jack Ryan (Harrison Ford) save a member of the royal family from Irish terrorist attack. In the book the rescue put Jack on a chummy footing with the Queen, but here the
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FILM; 'L'Atalante,' a Slow Boat Bound for Lasting Fame
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: When Jean Vigo's ''Atalante'' opens Friday at the Lincoln Plaza, a new generation of Americans will finally have the chance to see the film that Francois Truffaut, among other directors, called ''a masterpiece'' - but in a restored print rather than one of the cut versions that have been circulating since 1934. When Jean Vigo's ''Atalante''
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Film Festival/Two Portraits: One of Romance in France, One of Crime in New York; A 1934 Work Is Half The Legacy Of Jean Vigo
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: The highlight of the current New York Film Festival could well turn out to be the single performance today at 5 P.M. of Jean Vigo's 1934 ''L'Atalante.'' The highlight of the current New York Film Festival could well turn out to be the single performance today at 5 P.M. of Jean Vigo's 1934 ''L'Atalante.'' Vigo is one of the most unusual
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dita Parlo
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 64
    Died in 1971.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1965
    Age 58
    She appeared in only three films during the last thirty years of her life, making her final film appearance in 1965.
    More Details Hide Details In more recent times, she has been referenced by Madonna, who said she had been fascinated by Parlo, and took her name for the character she created for her Sex book and Erotica album. Its title track commences with the line "My name is Dita, I'll be your mistress tonight... " Burlesque performer Dita Von Teese took her name in tribute to Parlo.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1928
    Age 21
    Born Grethe Gerda Kornstädt in Stettin (present-day Szczecin), Parlo made her first film appearance in Homecoming in 1928 and quickly became a popular actress in Germany.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1930s she moved easily between German and French language films, achieving success in such films as L'Atalante (1934) and La Grande Illusion (1937). Parlo attempted to establish a career in American films but despite a couple of roles in Hollywood films, was unable to extend her European success. She was scheduled to appear in the proposed Orson Welles production of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness for RKO Radio Pictures. However, that project did not come to pass, and Welles began work on Citizen Kane. With the outbreak of World War II, Parlo returned to Germany.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Born
    Born in 1906.
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