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As Marlene Dietrich once said and I agree:

“I  LOVE  QUOTATIONS  BECAUSE  IT  IS  A  JOY  TO  FIND  THOUGHTS  ONE  MIGHT  HAVE,  BEAUTIFULLY  EXPRESSED  WITH  MUCH  AUTHORITY  BY  SOMEONE  RECOGNIZABLY  WISER  THAN  ONESELF”

Marlene Dietrich, aged 49 (in 1951)

Marlene Dietrich remained popular througout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as “Lola-Lola” in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and provided her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalised on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a US citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer.

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.

 

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Posted by on July 24, 2012 in Eric Lindsay, Marlene Dietrich

 

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