My love and admiration for Marlene has grown over the years, I never used to quite understand her charm. But then it him me, I think it took Blonde Venus to show me her charisma, charm and talent. She was a gorgeous creature, intelligent just wonderful really. I much prefer 30s style Marlene I think, but she looked gorgeous throughout. I thoroughly recommend her autobiography, she goes into great detail about how she selected materials for her clothes in Shanghai Express (the feathers were hard to get hold of). I had the pleasure of seeing a lot of her personal items and costumes at the film museum in Berlin, I got so emotional seeing it all, she is a true icon to me. Tomorrow I do believe I shall do Dietrich brows instead of my usual Crawford circa 1957.
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