Berlin Gift #2 – Marlene Dietrich

From the mean streets of Berlin’s Schoeneberg district, Marlene Dietrich’s star rose to cinematic immortality. Within weeks of her premiere as a sultry film siren she was already in Hollywood working on Gary Cooper and an Oscar nomination at the same time. The Blue Angel, Blonde Venus and Flame of New Orleans brought a generation of red blooded he-men to their knees and was named one of AFI’s ‘Greatest Female Stars of All Time‘. Here is her screen test for her first peformance, as the femme fatale Lola Lola in Josef von Sternberg’s 1929 masterwork ‘The Blue Angel‘.

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