The Library card catalogue computerized for the first time
10 October 2017
Opening of the English-language Library in Angers
10 October 2017

Marlene Dietrich’s personal library

Marlene Dietrich in May 1954.

Simon Gallo, then head of the collections department, recalls the event: “When she died, her grandson, Peter Riva, called the Library, saying that he had 1700 books that belonged to Marlene Dietrich. The next day, a moving truck arrived with the whole set of books.” Dietrich had the habit of writing in her books, sometime making funny or angry comments in the margins. Here is an example of a novel she obviously disliked.