Miss Dietrich in a severely tailored suit- something she made chic for the fashionable woman. Seated next to her is the Earl of Warwick (Michael Brooke) and Cary Grant appears to be captivated by Phyllis Brooks.

Okay, I’m not quite sure about this outfit… But, I’m guessing it’s something Miss Dietrich wore while performing for the USO during WWII.

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  1. October 16, 2012

    Lovely images. I adore her!

  2. October 16, 2012

    The top photo her face looks like porcelain. The men look captivated while Dietrich looks bored. Love it!

    • Vickie Lester
      October 16, 2012

      Bored and bemused!

  3. October 16, 2012

    That second outfit is questionable ……

    • Vickie Lester
      October 16, 2012

      And how!

  4. July 18, 2013

    Oh, yes she was! She can wear anything she’d want and I’d be fine with that ;-).

    • July 18, 2013

      Love her bold sense of style – it’s kind of astonishing.

  5. July 18, 2013

    Dearest V
    Who wouldn’t have wanted to look like Marlene?
    Indeed, who wouldn’t have wanted to be Marlene!?!
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • July 18, 2013

      Nothing but admiration over here!

  6. George Kaplan
    July 18, 2013

    Women in severely tailored suits. Whoo! Few could carry it off like Frau Dietrich! I recognize her mood in that pic too. She still looks great though. šŸ˜‰
    I like Ms Brooks’s hat too. Ms Lester have you ever considered “rocking” a chapeau?! I was eyeing a hat yesterday but attractive ladies really make them look chic.
    The outfit in the second image looks like something Frank Gorshin would have worn as The Riddler…

    • July 18, 2013

      We rock a broad brimmed straw number in the summer – although a parasol might be cooler. šŸ˜‰

  7. George Kaplan
    July 18, 2013

    You would look tres chic with a parasol! The Audrey Hepburn of LA… šŸ™‚

  8. November 6, 2017

    I’ve never seen the vest but part of her USO act was “Mindreading” act where she’d pretend to read a soldier’s mind. At some point she would say “Oh, I can’t talk about that.” Supposedly she was criticized for the sexual innuendo. It was a very different time.

    • November 7, 2017

      Thanks, Lee. I did not know that!

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