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Sunday, October 27, 2013

New Book: "Die Feuerblume - Über Marisa Mell und ihre Filme" by André Schneider

Today is a very special day for the Marisa Mell Blog because I am very honored and proud to announce that the very first biography of Marisa Mell about her life and movies is now available to buy:

"Die Feuerblume"


André Schneider

"Die Feuerblume" or "The Fire Flower", written by my dear friend André Schneider from Berlin (Germany), is a 354 page book chronocling Marisa Mell's life path from her early childhood days in Graz (Austria) under her civil name Marlies Moitzi to her international stardom in the sixties and seventies in Rome (Italy) and the eventually the world until her premature sad demise in the early nineties in Vienna (Austria).

After 7 years of intense international research André Schneider has written a wonderful book about the cult movie actress Marisa Mell that not only discussies in depth the merits of her movies, her career and her life as a famous Italian movie star but also maybe more importantly sheds new light on some rather obscure facets of her professional and private life that untill now have never surfaced before or have never been discussed before.

This book is a must read for every true movie fan or professional giving a fascinating insight by way of the life and work of the actress Marisa Mell into the workings of a movie career that can progress from the early steps as an aspiring theatre student at a famous theatre school into the pinacle of a movie career to the trappings of showbizz and the jet set life in cities like Rome, Paris, London and New York untill the downfall into obscurity and poverty.

Finally the book also discusses Marisa Mell's relationschips professionally and privately with other stars like Romy Schneider, Marcello Mastroianni, Ursula Andress, Christine Kaufmann, Claudine Auger, Monica Vitti, John Phillip Law, Tony Curtis, Senta Berger, Ushi Glas, Helmut Berger, Diana Ross, Anthony Perkins, Mario Adorf, Guilliano Gemma, Anthony Steffen, Erika Pluhar... or directors like Mario Bava, Lucio Fulci, Vincente Minelli, Mario Monicelli, Sergio Grieco, Aldo Lado...

The book is illustrated with more than 130 pictures from Marisa Mell's professional and private life in color and black and white. Most of them have never been published before and will probably never be published ever again! 

The text of the book is German but it has an appendix in English, Spanish and Italian together with a complete extensive filmography and list of her theatre work.

The book can be purchased at:

A Kindle or e-book version of the book will also be available in the near future.

André Schneider, an accomplished actor, writer and director, can be reached for all inquiries regarding this book and his work through his own website:

The Marisa Mell Blog will soon have an interview with André Schneider discussing this important book on the life and work of Marisa Mell. 

Stay tuned!


Review of the book by  film connaisseur  and Marisa Mell expert "Prisma" can be found at the Italian Euro Cult Movie site "Dirty Pictures":

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