Blue Angel – Ep.35

Renowned around the world primarily for her legs and good looks, Marlene Dietrich was the other main diva of Old Hollywood and “rival” of last episode’s Greta Garbo. She performed shocking characters on screen, got kicked out an orchestra for her legs, dressed in tuxedos, signed letters as “Daddy Marlene”, and once had her trousers bombed in a film.

Sources (Used/Consulted/Read Along the Way)

Marlene Dietrich: Life and Legend by Steven Bach

The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood by Diana McLellan

Marlene Dietrich by Maria Riva

Here Lies the Heart by Mercedes de Acosta

The Sewing Circle: Hollywood’s Greatest Secret by Axel Madsen

Blue Angel: The Life of Marlene Dietrich by Donald Spoto

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: