Sunday, May 2, 2010

Falling in love again.....

Marlene around 1946, she was the voice of the allies during the war.

Looking Amazing Circa 1935 with giant Deco tourmaline jewels from Cartier.

Oh Divine Dietrich!!!! Marlene really was the best! She gave you sex, class, adventure, and the exotic!!! From the Blue Angel, A Foreign Affair, the Scarlett Empress, to Witness for the Prosecution. She was true star making smash hits in music and film as well as creating waves in fashion. There are many great stars, but only a few are true cultural icons and Dietrich is at the top of the list. She was performing on stage well into her 60's clothed in nude sequined evening gowns and floor length ermine capes. Like a true star when be beauty really began to fade, she withdrew from public life. Her last film was "Just A Gigolo(1978)," she was on screen for less than 10 mins and recieved more than $2,000,000.00 for the appearance. After that she was never seen on camera again. When on rare occasion she did grant an interview, she would be seated behind a screen or wearing a veil so that no one should see her lost beauty. In the attitude of a truely great star even reminiscint of Garbo, she said;"Life's greatest hardship is that it offers us a taste of youth and vitality, and then makes us witness out own decay."

Marlene in her late 50s on stage in London.