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Sunday, 5 August 2012

Marlene Dietrich in old Polish "Kino" magazine - 1931 clippings coupures de presse

Here are some pictures from the KINO; Kino was Polish pre-war magazine about cinema and stars; lots of pics, gossiping and news could be found there. Here are some picutres of Marlene taken from different magazines issued in 1931.

1. Kino 1/1931
Marlene Dietrich's New Year greetings for the KINO's readers....

2. Kino 10/1931
Marlene Dietrich & Gary Cooper in Marocco

3. Kino 11/1931
Marlene Dietrich & Greta Garbo  - unseparable  - unmercifully never apart in editors' imagination - here again confronted on one page 

4. Kino 12/1931
Marlene Dietrich & Gary Cooper in Marocco
and two short "movie poems" by Roman Koloniecki
Poems dedicated to MArlene & Gary..
Here is the part for Marlene (ask google for translation, I dare not...)
"Marlena Dietrich
Chciwe oczy wędrują za tobą po sali
gdy rozdajesz piosenki - uśmiechy - spojrzenia.
A we wszystkich się plomień purpurowy pali
i klęka i przygasa u rzęs Twoich cienia.
Ty chodzisz, kusicielska, zagadkowo cicha, -
tu i tam kwiaty rzucasz od żaru więdnące
i ze wzgardą od ust swych nietkniętych odpychasz
czyjeś wargi, od żądzy pocałunków drżace. .
A kiedyś moc tajemna w Twe oczy jak morze
i w pierś Twoia uderzy - jak fala bezbrzeżna:
wtedy rękom zwycięskim podda się w pokorze
Twój czar, i Twola miłość jak tygrys drapieżna"

5. Kino 6/1931
how funny - Polish title for the "Blue Angel" was in English "Blue Butterfly"
The highlighted comment by the photo goes " fascinating Marlene Dietrich who was so successful in "The Blue Angel (literally "The Blue Butterfly")

5. Kino 7/1931
Marlene on the Cover....
 6. Kino 9/1931
Marlene Dietrich  - caricature by B. Bocianowski
the funny Lola Lola.....

 6. Kino 9/1931
Marlene Dietrich - Lola Lola on the barrel...

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo postcad album

I love browsing the Internet for my favourite subject postcards. Treasures are not only on ebay to be found but also at small retailers and antique sellers' stores dispersed in the virtual universe. Here is my acquisition of the year 2011 - great custom made postcard album containing a considerable collecton of Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo postcards. I do belive both ladies would be very unhappy to find out that the owner of the album decided to make them so perfect neighbours. For sure, neither lady will complain today and the set is a royal feast for my greedy eye. Pictures of the stars visible on the cover come from vintage, well known Ross Verlag postcards that had to be irreversibly defaced to decorate the album. I do not collect Greta Garbo postcards, nevertheless I kept all of the cards and even hit on an idea to watch some good classics featuring miss Garbo - it was a real pleasure. All of the postcards are in perfect condition, just like every movie stars postcards collector might wish. I was surprised to find also one postcard originally signed by Marlene - the signature was put modestly on the back-  quite unusual for Marlene I think. Unfortunatelly no trace of Garbo's authgraph in the album. Many rare Ross postcards made me absolutely happy, there were also other publishers but mostly Ross Verlag. Rare Nino Za artwork in excellent condition just made my day.

I keep looking for similar finds but it's never easy - possibly it's just "looking-hunting" that gives me part of the satisfaction.

Marlene Dietrich - so elegant, so chic...dress and hat

So lovely photo of Marlene, recently found on facebook. I was struck by the momentness of the pic. It's so touching seeing the star doing usual things in very unusual fashion. The dress is excellent and hat, and all of her. I am absolutely amazed ....

Monday, 26 March 2012

Marlene Dietrich in Christian Dior's dress vintage postcard

Marlene Dietrich in a shot for STAGE FRIGHT, Alfred Hitchcock 's movie.
Vintage postcard, early 1950's

Marlene Dietrich Vintage photo postcard,

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Marlene Dietrich vintage postcard sold

Marlene Dietrich postcard,
sold for EUR 25,-

Marlene Dietrich - shine and glitter

A piece of nice Marlene memorabilia; currently on ebay,
"...a Cutout doll of Marlene Dietrich, done on foam core material. decorated with crystals, glitter and trimed in a mini feather boa. The back of this piece is painted and finished in mesh fabric. The piece stands 16 inches and is sign by the artist on the back of her head. I had her displayed on my wall since 1999. A well done 2 dementional work of art. "
auction link

and the beauty herself:

Marlene Dietrich & Travis Banton glamourous perfection

Splendid shot from "Desire", glamourous Marlene has just arrived at Mr Doctor's clinic but she's not after pills prescription there; Marlene was the lovliest scammer in the film (and beyond)'ve got that look.....

photo currently on ebay for USD 94,95

Marlene Dietrich vintage postcard autograph

Splendid Marlene on a vintage Ross Velag postcard + her beautiful signature. Wonderful pic ;) 
Buy Now price: 219,99

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Marlene Dietrich autograph vintage original signed postcard

Marlene Dietrich vintage signed Ross Verlag postcard sold for EUR 122.
Beautiful vintage piece: )

Cook Islands Marlene Dietrich 5 dollars silver coin

Marlene Dietrich will soon have her own silver coin produced by one of the favourite theme-collector's "numismate" factories : Cook Islands. For a modest price of about EUR 70 any fan of Marlene will be able to acquire this commemorative piece.

Product line: Hollwyood legends

tech. details
Metal: Silver .925
Weight: 25 g
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Quality: Proof
Mintage: 2500 pcs.

Anyone interested  ?

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Whitney Houston's inspiration : Marlene Dietrich

One of my Houston's favourite video was at least in part inspired by the wonderful film output of Marlene Dietrich. The White tuxedo and moving manner of Whitney clearly shows the inspiration from Dietrich's performances in Marocco, Blonde Venus or Seven Sinners.

Marlene Dietrich in the famous Marocco scene:

Marlene Dietrich in Blonde Venus
from 5:00 to 7:30

Marlene Dietrich in Seven Sinners singing "The Man 's in the Navy"

compare : Whitney Houston in "I'm Your Baby Tonight " (from 0:45-1:25)

Sunday, 5 February 2012

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