Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Marlene Dietrich's Favorite Poem is my favorite Marlene Dietrich thing

Google is honoring Marlene Dietrich's 116th birthday today, for some reason. Immediately reminded me of the Peter Murphy tune. Of course.

Well, you either love him or hate him.

Also loved her in Touch of Evil. Great character.


  1. I'd only seen Marlene Dietrich in her famous postwar films, my favorite of which is Witness for the Prosecution (but mostly for Charles Laughton), and didn't quite understand her claim to fame. She seemed to be mostly an early version of Cloris Leachman with a German accent. But I recently saw one of her pre-war movies, The Song of Songs, which is a neat movie, and now I get why she became the star she was.

    P.S. The Peter Murphy tune is better than I expected.

  2. The Blue Angel is her masterpiece IMHO. But unbearably sad.