Tag Archives: Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich’s Marginalia

I love marginalia so much that I created an entire “tag” for it on my site. I love to read about the marginalia of famous people. The tiny markings Thomas Jefferson would place beside lines of text that … interested … Continue reading

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Shuffle For a Shitty Week

My distractions and escape usually come through obsessions and organization. I have been heavy at work on other things, big things, and so jotting notes about the music that comes up on the iPod as the week goes on, is … Continue reading

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Memos from David O. Selznick

Excerpts from the addictive Memo from David O. Selznick : The Creation of “Gone with the Wind” and Other Motion Picture Classics, as Revealed in the Producer’s Private Letters, Telegrams, Memorandums, and Autobiographical Remarks, part of the Modern Library “The … Continue reading

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“What a swell party this is”

(Title of this post stolen from a comment to this awesome photo – and the quote is, of course, already borrowed from another source – perfect!) There is so much about that photo that I absolutely love I am finding … Continue reading

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Movie Poster: The Blue Angel

I had this on my wall in college. I have affection for it, and love it as an image, in general. I’d like to get a HUGE version of it to take up an entire wall.

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Archie Leach day: Cary Grant’s streetcar

Cary Grant and Peter Bogdanovich were very good friends, despite the age difference, and also their wildly different ways of handling celebrity status. Cary Grant kept as low a profile as he possibly could, and did his best to avoid … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Marlene Dietrich

Marlene Dietrich was born on Dec. 27, 1901. Peter Bogdonavich on Dietrich: What a remarkably dedicated Old World artist she was! The only German superstar, the one European with the longest international appeal — and this despite two World Wars … Continue reading

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