January 6, 2002 |
"From the sequins of 'The Blue Angel' to the dinner jacket of 'Morocco,'" Jean Cocteau wrote in 1954, "from the shabby black dress of 'Dishonored' to the peacock feathers of 'Shanghai Express,' from the diamonds of 'Desire' to the American uniform, there comes to us Other admirers quoted in "Marlene Dietrich: Photographs and Memories," which is an extraordinary book about an extraordinary subject, include Josef von Sternberg (who notes her mood swings from "severe depression" to "unbelievable
May 7, 1992 |
Marlene Dietrich, the seductive actress and entertainer whose sultry, distinctive face graced motion picture screens during Hollywood's two most glamorous decades, died Wednesday in the Right Bank apartment in Paris where she had lived as a fashionable recluse the past several years. The temptress in "The Blue Angel," the saloon singer with a heart of gold in "Destry Rides Again" and the tortured widow in "Judgment at Nuremberg" was 90, her grandson Pierre Riva told French journalists.
July 23, 1988
Scorsese's casting of Willem DaFoe as Jesus is as reasonable as hiring Marlene Dietrich to play Mother Teresa. ANN I. MEINE North Hollywood
March 23, 2008 |
Vests were all over the spring runways -- which means you can find them on the racks in every stripe, print, fabric and cut right now. From Stevie Nicks Bohemian to Marlene Dietrich glamorous, here are some of the best:
June 19, 1985 |
Marlene Dietrich was awarded damages by a Paris court today against an author and French publisher for invasion of privacy in recording her past relationships with a number of men, including director Josef von Sternberg and silent film star John Gilbert. The 81-year-old actress, who lives in seclusion in an apartment off the Avenue des Champs Elysees, was not in court when a judge granted her $1,063 in damages.
July 23, 1993 |
Ernest Hemingway saddled her affectionately with the nickname "the Kraut," but movie fans think of Marlene Dietrich in loftier ways, as one of the most exotic stars of her generation. A four-movie retrospective of Dietrich's career begins tonight at the Newport Harbor Art Museum with her breakthrough film, "The Blue Angel." The 1930 release, directed by Dietrich's mentor and lover, Josef von Sternberg, turned her into a global phenomenon and got the executives at Paramount salivating.
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November 2, 1997 |
When art collector Lloyd Greif arrived at Sotheby's auction house in Beverly Hills on Saturday to bid on a century-old oil painting by French landscape painter Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, he hadn't an inkling that he would end up talking to a reporter from a German television station. As Greif went to collect the painting, which he bought for $140,000, reporters surrounded him and began firing questions. Not the usual auction behavior--but this was no ordinary auction.