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alfajeffster
Jun 14th, 2006, 03:16 PM
This thread is dedicated to one of the most beautiful pairs of legs ever to walk this planet- La Dietrich:

http://www.ricmusic.de/wrdiet1.jpg

alfajeffster
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:11 PM
A little too feminine? How about lighting this chap's fag...

http://www.stanford.edu/~brooksie/Marlene/MDtux.JPG

alfajeffster
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:12 PM
And yes, my all-time favorite LaDietrich shot:

http://www.stanford.edu/~brooksie/Marlene/ANGEL.JPG

Barrie_Dude
Jun 14th, 2006, 07:34 PM
Yes, everytime I hear the term, "Falling In Love Again", this is the person I think of! All Hail Marlene!

Julie
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:12 AM
Lol me too BD me too - i was even starting to hum the song in my mind aswell :)

Julie
Jun 15th, 2006, 10:13 AM
A little too feminine? How about lighting this chap's fag...

http://www.stanford.edu/~brooksie/Marlene/MDtux.JPG

She'd have given the girls in Tipping the Velvet a run for their money wouldnt she - Just Gorgeous :)

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 11:12 AM
Can you imagine sitting on a cocktail party sofa with Marlene and Tallulah Bankhead in the same room?:eek:

I guess they're both up there chain smoking, knocking back the liquor, and laughing at humanity, both calling out in the most dulcid tones for Garbo, who can't be found...:lol:

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:24 PM
Another one of my favorites- this from Shanghai Express:


http://www.stanford.edu/~brooksie/Stars/Shanghai2.gif

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:25 PM
And an early photo- circa 1928:

http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/images/1.jpg (http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/default.asp?counter=2)

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:26 PM
And the classic Der Blau Angel-

http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/images/4.jpg (http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/default.asp?counter=5)

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 12:29 PM
A few more- enjoy (and discuss):

http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/images/11.jpg (http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/default.asp?counter=12)

http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/images/12.jpg (http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/default.asp?counter=1)

http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/images/5.jpg (http://www.theconnection.org/photogallery/dietrich/default.asp?counter=6)

Justineladivine
Jun 15th, 2006, 03:53 PM
Gosh, that woman was so beyond this world... Just put in a pic from Scarlet Empress and Notorious (X27) and I'll be completely happy...
We've actually broached the subject of Marlene in another thread of yours but I'm glad she's got a thread of her own...

Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison!
Ich hab' ein Pianola zu Haus' in mein' Salon
Ich bin die fesche Lola, mich liebt ein jeder Mann
doch an mein Pianola, da laß ich keinen ran!

Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison!
Ich hab' ein Pianola zu Haus' in mein' Salon.
Und will mich wer begleiten da unten aus dem Saal,
dem hau' ich in die Seiten und tret' ihm aufs Pedal!

Lola, Lola – jeder weiß, wer ich bin
Sieht man nur mach mir hin,
Schon verwirrt sich der Sinn.
Männer, Männer - keinen küß ich hier
Und allein am Klavier,sing die Zeilen mit mir.

Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison!

Ich hab' ein Pianola zu Haus' in mein' Salon
Ich bin die fesche Lola, mich liebt ein jeder Mann
doch an mein Pianola, da laß ich keinen ran!

Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison!
Ich hab' ein Pianola zu Haus' in mein' Salon.
Und [Doch] will mich wer begleiten da unten aus dem Saal,
dem hau' ich in die Seiten und tret' ihm aufs Pedal!

Ich bin die fesche Lola, der Liebling der Saison!
Ich hab' ein Pianola zu Haus' in mein' Salon
Ich bin die fesche Lola, mich liebt ein jeder Mann
doch an mein Pianola, da laß ich keinen ran!

Justineladivine
Jun 15th, 2006, 03:56 PM
Talking about the most beautiful legs that have ever walked the planet I think the only Hollywood actress contemporary with Marlene who stands the comparison was... (no, I'm not going to say Betty Grable as so many did but) Eleanor Powell. Just see Rosalie and Born to dance and I'm sure you'll agree...

Barrie_Dude
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:03 PM
Marlene was in a class of her own!

Justineladivine
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:15 PM
A little too feminine? How about lighting this chap's fag...

http://www.stanford.edu/~brooksie/Marlene/MDtux.JPG

Well I never... I thought 'fag' was not understood in the sense of cigarette in US English (I thought only the other meaning was used in US English). You ARE American, aren't you?

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:18 PM
Well I never... I thought 'fag' was not understood in the sense of cigarette in US English (I thought only the other meaning was used in US English). You ARE American, aren't you?

Born and bred in Pennsylvania Dutch (deutsche) country- I enjoy meeting and learning about other people's cultures, and especially travelling. My favorite is "poofter". It says it all!:lol:

Justineladivine
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:24 PM
Born and bred in Pennsylvania Dutch (deutsche) country- I enjoy meeting and learning about other people's cultures, and especially travelling. My favorite is "poofter". It says it all!:lol:

That one's not used in US English though, is it? (especially in this age of political correctness)

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:40 PM
That one's not used in US English though, is it? (especially in this age of political correctness)

No, but schwanz is used where I'm from, and it always makes my ears perk up. PC? I don't even enjoy PC bashing anymore. So where in Germany are you? PM me if you want to continue in private.

Justineladivine
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:51 PM
No, but schwanz is used where I'm from, and it always makes my ears perk up. PC? I don't even enjoy PC bashing anymore. So where in Germany are you? PM me if you want to continue in private.

LOL I'm not German but BELGIAN (true the two flags are very easy to get mixed up plus there's a German-speaking community in Belgium (Eastern districts St Vith-Eupen)

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2006, 04:59 PM
Hey, I stole Jess Barker from Marlene, though in retrospect, I wish she would have kept him.

Maybe that's why Garbo respected me so much in later years--it takes a lot of woman to steal a guy from Marlene!

Really and truly, I was reading a book last night, and it said that Eileen Heckart was quite friendly with Marlene. Anyway, shortly after Heckart's Oscar win in the 70s, Marlene left a message to call. Eileen called her back and Marlene berated her for how bad her make-up was during the awards. :lol:

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:03 PM
LOL I'm not German but BELGIAN (true the two flags are very easy to get mixed up plus there's a German-speaking community in Belgium (Eastern districts St Vith-Eupen)

That may be, but if you can picture me laying on my side while posting, you'll understand the confusion...:lol:

alfajeffster
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:07 PM
...Maybe that's why Garbo respected me so much in later years--it takes a lot of woman to steal a guy from Marlene!

There's a really good book on Garbo, written posthumously, and it's called "Conversations With Garbo". The author apparently became good friends with Greta in her later years, and he describes how she always referred to herself in the masculine, especially when talking about her childhood "ven I vas a leetle boy", etc. I always found that fascinating, but now that I've picked up Maria Riva's book on her mother Marlene, and am reading diary entries from her childhood, you can see the attraction. Greta apparently at one time had a house whose back yard abutted Marlene's in Hollywood, and she would periodically peek over the back fence to see who Marlene was swimming naked with in her pool.:lick:

Helen Lawson
Jun 15th, 2006, 05:21 PM
There's a really good book on Garbo, written posthumously, and it's called "Conversations With Garbo". The author apparently became good friends with Greta in her later years, and he describes how she always referred to herself in the masculine, especially when talking about her childhood "ven I vas a leetle boy", etc. I always found that fascinating, but now that I've picked up Maria Riva's book on her mother Marlene, and am reading diary entries from her childhood, you can see the attraction. Greta apparently at one time had a house whose back yard abutted Marlene's in Hollywood, and she would periodically peek over the back fence to see who Marlene was swimming naked with in her pool.:lick:

You can tell that Garbo liked to watch!