Dita. The Very Private Life Of A Very Public Person

Cobb Dita, Moore Barbara

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Windermere Press P/L
Publisher Place: St Leonards
Publisher Year: 1996
Edition: First Edition

Description: 463 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

Publishers Description: "This is a strange book: sometimes it reads like pulp fiction, especially in the rather graphic sexual descriptions, yet is quite addictive because of the subject matter. Edita Brenner, a Jewish child, born in Cologne, Germany in 1923, realised early that it was often painful to be a Jew. By the early 1930s, the political climate was already anti-semitic, and she was sent "This is a strange book: sometimes it reads like pulp fiction, especially in the rather graphic sexual descriptions, yet is quite addictive because of the subject matter. Edita Brenner, a Jewish child, born in Cologne, Germany in 1923, realised early that it was often painful to be a Jew. By the early 1930s, the political climate was already anti-semitic, and she was sent to school in Switzerland. Many adventures followed: rape in Belgium while in a 'safe house', a stay in Dachau, escape with the help of a former beau of her mother, an almost-marriage, then the real thing with a baron and emigration to Australia, a divorce and a third attempt at marriage, another divorce and finally a story of success. Now known as Dita Cobb, Edita became the toast of Australian radio and television. Outrageous and mischievously shocking, with lovers of both sexes, she was adored by her fans all over Australia. Given the chance to live in America and report on the 'doings' of the rich and famous, she had the happiest time of her life and came into her own, meeting such stars at Mickey Rooney, Leif Erickson, Caesar Romero, Merv Griffin and Zsa Zsa Gabor, who became a friend. But it is the winding-down of her success story which is the most absorbing. It is a study in bravado and keeping up appearances. Ignoring the advice of her doctors and her diabetes, the star continued to smoke and eat all the wrong things (apfel strudel was a particular weakness). Her life gradually changes to one of hospitals, oxygen bottles in the bedroom, suicide attempts, collapses and moments of despair. You can't help liking Dita Cobb. She was warm and generous to her fans and friends, (although the latter often had to bear cutting remarks when things went awry), and very, very human. So although certain trashy passages almost take the breath away, you'll keep on reading about this fascinating woman." ...more

ISBN: 9780646278438

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463 pages. Book and Jacket are both in Very good condition throughout.

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