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An Interview with Ruta Lee: A Lively Conversation about Seven Brides, Marlene Dietrich, Perry Mason, Khrushchev...and More!

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Apr 14, 2019

Ruta Lee made her big screen acting debut in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in 1953 at the age of eighteen. She has been performing ever since! Her film roles have run the gamut from portraying Tyrone Power's girlfriend in Witness for the Prosecution (1957) to starring opposite the whole Rat P read more

Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930)

The Old Hollywood Garden Posted by Carol Martinheira on Jun 19, 2018

Marlene Dietrich in Morocco (1930) On June 19, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Because we’re still celebrating Pride Month here at the Garden, I thought I’d talk about one of my favorite LGBT moments in Pre-Code Hollywood: THAT scene with Marlene Dietric read more

FASCISM, NATIONALISM and the BANNED FILMS of MARLENE DIETRICH

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Nov 15, 2017

This is my entry for the Classic Movie Blog Association's Fall 2017 blogathon, Banned and Blacklisted, for links to all contributions, click here. Marlene Dietrich in The Blue Angel In 1930, 29-year-old Marlene Dietrich created a sensation with her breakout performance as cabaret temptress Lola read more

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Jan 22, 2016

Today, I'm looking at the legendary partnership between director Josef von Sternberg and star Marlene Dietrich. The photo above is from the period when the pair collaborated on The Blue Angel (1930). This article is part of  Classic Symbiotic Collaborations: The Star-Director Blogathon hoste read more

Summer Under the Stars Guide: Marlene Dietrich

Old Hollywood Films Posted by Amanda Garrett on Aug 22, 2015

Today's star is the glamorous Marlene Dietrich. TCM is celebrating the career of Marlene Dietrich with 11 movies on Aug. 22.  Here's what you need to know about this actress who dedicated herself to helping the United States during World War II. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and read more

Summer Under the Stars: Day 22 – Marlene Dietrich

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Aug 22, 2015

Marlene Dietrich is the star for today! Below, you’ll find links to those participating and honoring Dietrich (updated as they come in), as well as my own reviews of her work throughout the years. Smitten Kitten Vintage More Reel Life touches on Dietrich’s life and career, as well as the read more

Marlene Dietrich – Summer Under the Stars Blogathon

Smitten Kitten Vintage Posted by Rhonda0731 on Aug 22, 2015

Marlene Dietrich, 1930’s. Restored by Nick & jane for Doctor Macro’s High-Quality Movie Scans website: http://www.doctormacro.com. Enjoy! It is that time again for me to write about another star during TCM’s Summer Under the Stars. I present to you, Marlene Dietrich. I thought read more

Stars & Their Hobbies ~ Marlene Dietrich

Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog Posted by Raquel Stecher on Sep 9, 2014

Marlene Dietrich, Astrology "Astrology! Of course. After all, everyone knows that the moon pulls the sea away from the land, and farmers don't plant when the moon is wrong. "Why should humans escape?"- Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich was influenced by astrology. She followed her own horos read more

Happy Birthday, Marlene Dietrich!

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Dec 27, 2013

Marlene Dietrich, photograph by Edward Steichen Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born 112 years ago today in Schöneberg, Germany. She died well into her 90th year, in Paris, in 1992, and was by then known the world over as Marlene Dietrich, archetypal superstar of the silver screen as well as the cab read more

Happy Birthday, Marlene Dietrich!

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Dec 27, 2013

Marlene Dietrich, photograph by Edward Steichen Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born 112 years ago today in Schöneberg, Germany. She died well into her 90th year, in Paris, in 1992, and was by then known the world over as Marlene Dietrich, archetypal superstar of the silver screen as well as the cab read more

Happy Birthday, Marlene Dietrich!

Lady Eve's Reel Life Posted by The Lady Eve on Dec 27, 2013

Marlene Dietrich, photograph by Edward Steichen Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born 112 years ago today in Schöneberg, Germany. She died well into her 90th year, in Paris, in 1992, and was by then known the world over as Marlene Dietrich, archetypal superstar of the silver  screen as well as read more

Kick Ass Ladies in Film – Marlene Dietrich as Lola Lola

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Brandy Dean on Jul 11, 2013

Marlene Dietrich as Lola Lola in The Blue Angel might very well be the blueprint from every kick ass lady in film to follow. Lola Lola is in control – she owns her sexuality, a shocking idea in 1930. Come to think of it, maybe Marlene Dietrich was a serious ass kicker in every role she played read more

Screen Queen: Marlene Dietrich

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Jun 10, 2013

  Marlene Dietrich: Queen of Drag Marlene Dietrich is a woman of many titles. International movie star, cabaret artist extraordinaire, Allied power’s most valuable cheerleader and, of course, gay icon. No-one pulls off a suit quite like Marlene Dietrich. Considering she was a familiar face in read more

Cinema Connection--Evolution of the Illusion (Gowns) of Marlene Dietrich

GlamAmor Posted by on Jun 9, 2013

Having just discussed the history and cinema style of Marlene Dietrich in A Foreign Affair (1948), it was important to elaborate even further on the film's ongoing influence in fashion.  Illusion gowns--so named for the nude effect from strategically placed sequins, beads, lace--had their found read more

The only child of actress Marlene Dietrich and film production assistant Rudolf Sieber, Maria Elisabeth Sieber.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn Sample on Jun 7, 2013

Maria Riva (born December 13, 1924). Maria Elisabeth Sieber was born in Berlin, the only child of actress Marlene Dietrich and film production assistant Rudolf Sieber (and later Paramount Pictures director of dubbing, Paris, France). In 1930, at age five, she moved with her mother to Americ read more

Marlene Dietrich is Blonde Venus

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Christina Stewart on May 15, 2013

What a film! The Blonde Venus (1932) is one of the noteworthy films in the creative menage-a-trios of Josef von Sternberg, Marlene Dietrich and Travis Banton. Together they made seven films at Paramount Pictures, this being their fourth, and in the process turned Dietrich into a cinematic icon. The read more

Marlene Dietrich: A tribute

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Dec 27, 2012

Publicity still for Morocco Few names hold as much weight as that of Marlene Dietrich.  She is one of the actresses who absolutely defines classic glamour and talent, on stage and on film. Born on December 27, 1901 in Schoneberg, Germany (now a district of Berlin), Marie Magdalene Dietrich first fou read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Marlene Dietrich

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Dec 27, 2012

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Marlene Dietrich, Born December 27, 1901! Glamour. Defined in the dictionary as: an air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement, especially when delusively alluring. For me, and I am assuming for many of you, glamor is what initially attracted me read more

Happy Birthday To Marlene Dietrich

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 27, 2012

You know all the Britneys, and Christinas, and Katys, and Taylors that inhabit today's cultural landscape? All of those women combined could never be as legendary as Marlene Dietrich. read more

Happy Birthday To Marlene Dietrich

The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog Posted by Dan Day Jr. on Dec 27, 2012

You know all the Britneys, and Christinas, and Katys, and Taylors that inhabit today's cultural landscape? All of those women combined could never be as legendary as Marlene Dietrich. read more
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