Tales from Tinseltown…recording them now…I'll let you know when it's story time.
Gone fishin’ reposts: they honeymooned in Palm Springs, Gable and Lombard. Isn’t it romantic?
This is not a remake of that terrible movie by Billy Friedkin about the trees that ate the baby…
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Love Marlene. Great pix, Aurora.
She certainly photographed like no other – fascinating!
I meant Vickie, Vickie 😉
Damn, some women make smoking look desirable and sexy. I had a friend like that once – she looked like Marlene in the third picture. Sigh. 😉
Smoking is all illusion, isn’t it ?!?
That it is! The problem was I knew that but the heart wants what the heart wants (and not the demon weed 😉 ) er of course I’m not talking about myself and my friend here…!
These are all gorgeous. I would’ve loved to have been photographed like this at the peak of my beauty… what a gift to be captured like that, forever breathtaking.
A Gripping Life, it’s hard for a man to say this without seeming smarmy, creepy, or as if he’s hitting on you (if that’s possible on the internet!) but what’s this “at the peak of my beauty” thing? Judging from your image you take a wonderful picture now! You look lovely. Er, see, what did I tell you? Smarmy!
Oh, George… I could tell what you were building up to and let me just say, you had me at, “A Gripping Life!” I always read and love your comments. You, sir, are charm personified. Smarmy, never! Kind and thoughtful — completely. I thank you for such a lovely compliment.
Regards yourself… Gripping 😉
Have you ever read “Masters of Starlight”? I think you would like it 🙂
No, I haven’t. I think I’d like it just based on the title and, of course, your recommendation. 😉
By David Fahey – it’s beautiful!
we quit many years ago (hypnotist – north london – 3 hour session – fascinating) but still like to photograph smokers – there’s something So MGM about them (when they’re beautiful).
Well done – I’m glad to hear it. On film it’s so beautiful, and in reality so devilish.
The only reason The Dandy ever took up smoking and then – as he is constantly reminded – rather amateurishly, was because of the cinema.
Granted it was the bruised lips of Jean Paul Belmondo and the architectural smoke of German expressionism that drew me in… but there you see Marlene builds the bridge between the New World and the Old, spreading glamour and cigarette smoke wherever she went.
I must confess that I have yet to find the recent perfume dedicated to her anything other than an anti climax… hey ho, we may not have the scents but we have the head shots.
The Perfumed Dandy
The cinema makes so many things look seductive, that aren’t! I have to say I saw “Manon of the Spring” last night and watching a supermodel frolic through the hills of Provence even goat herding looked like a marvelous pastime 😉
Did you ever have Heidi in the US?
Peter the Goatherd was a significant figure in The Dandy’s formative years…
I read the book over and over along with some other ancient volumes from my parents – “Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates” and the “Adventures of Perrine”. Was it a TV series?
German TV made it really rather well on film, on location and in German, we got it dubbed as part of some European co-production.
I know other language groups are very accepting of dubbed films and tv, but they really have never done the business in Blighty. “Heidi” is just about the only example I can remember…
Dietrich always knew how to work the camera.
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