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I wonder what percentage of people know of this woman?

 
 
Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 01:51 pm
I'm talking to a friend of mine last night, (true story) and the subject at hand is a character we both know who is a bit unstable. My friend, because age is relevant to this story, is around thirty five years of age.

The guy we were talking about had recently been fired from his job and my friend was expressing his concern about the guy potentially going to his workplace and extracting some sort of revenge.

I told him I could see the nutcase doing such a thing and, starting with my buddy's voice, we will pick up the conversation at that point...

"You're damned right he could do such a thing! I was talking to his ex-girlfriend yesterday and she told me after they broke up, she instructed her children to make sure the doors were locked at all times and if they saw this guy's car to let her know immediately."

"Do I know this woman.?"

"I doubt it. She works across town. Nice lady. Name's Marlene. I'm trying to think of her last name...oh, yeah, Dietrich...Marlene Dietrich."

"Yeah, right."

"Yeah, right what?"

"Her name is Marlene Dietrich?"

"Yeah. So?"

"Do you know who Marlene Dietrich was? You've never heard that name?"

"No. Who was she?

"She was a famous actress from the thirties and forties. Maybe even the twenties."

"How the hell would I know something like that? That was before my time. Remember, I'm not as old as you are."

"I see. So because she was famous before you were born you should have no knowledge of her existence. And the Civil War means nothing to you as well. Or Attila the Hun."

"Screw you. You know what I mean."




The conversation then drifted elsewhere. But I was wondering if Marlene Dietrich is perhaps as not well-known as I thought she was. So I will ask the whippersnappers on this site if they've heard of Marlene.

People like sozobe. And patiodog. I suppose Kickycan, though fast exiting such territory, may still be referred to as a whippersnapper by some folk.

And Calamity Jane. The young German wench. Surely she, being of such descent, must know of Marlene Deitrich.

While we are waiting for responses, I will offer up this Marlene Dietrich tribute.

It is sure to bring a tear to Walter Hineteler's eye.
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 01:59 pm
But of course!
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MzDaizy
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 01:59 pm
I viewed your link...and from a 25-year old (me), I can't say I recognize her at all...Us young'ens never get to see the good stuff...Beautiful woman!
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Francis
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 02:02 pm
When I was young (yesterday), I was in love with her. She was my angel, now I've the blues...
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sozobe
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 02:04 pm
I wanted to be her. (You can so tell, can't you?) (Rosie's not far off, with the cheekbones and the dungarees...)
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 02:18 pm
Gus--

You run with cultural illiterates.
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Bi-Polar Bear
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 02:20 pm
She reminds me of Jessica Rabitt..
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 02:53 pm
Who's this Mr. Hun?
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Phoenix32890
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 02:56 pm
What an elegant, sophisticated woman. She didn't just look at a man. She smoldered! Just a few days ago, I watched her in "Judgement at Nuremberg".

For those of you unfamiliar with her work, check this out:

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000017/

Another "must see" is "Witness for the Prosecution".
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:03 pm
Yes, Marlene was great!! She had chutzpah and was no push over.
Not even the Hollywood executives had a grip on her, she decided
what was good for Marlene, and she followed that path.

Marlene und gustav could have been good for each other!
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Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:04 pm
No clue who she is, and don't care too much about celebrities from the 20's, 30's.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:13 pm
She even sang with David Bowie "Just a gigolo" - great song!
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:42 pm
Noddy24 wrote:
Gus--

You run with cultural illiterates.


Yes I do. Like a pack of wolves, we are.
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:43 pm
Slappy Doo Hoo wrote:
No clue who she is, and don't care too much about celebrities from the 20's, 30's.


There's one of them now! Got time for a beer, Slappy?
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:52 pm
Re: I wonder what percentage of people know of this woman?
gustavratzenhofer wrote:

It is sure to bring a tear to Walter Hineteler's eye.


More than just one tear ...

http://i18.tinypic.com/3yoaer8.jpg
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gustavratzenhofer
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 03:56 pm
Sorry about misspelling your last name, Walter. I won't let it happen again.
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 04:08 pm
Marlene Dietrich is a legend.. (and I'm Soz's age).
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 04:09 pm
DrewDad wrote:
Who's this Mr. Hun?

Laughing
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Green Witch
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 04:18 pm
I work with a lot of people under the age of 30. I create a fairly long list here, but these are a few of the standouts that have gotten me a blank look: The Mama's & the Papa's, Jim Crow Laws ("separate but equal"), John Wayne, Deep Throat (the movie and the informer), World's Fair, Victory Gardens, Picasso, and recently a 17 year old asked me if "The Rolling Stones" ever had a hit song.

(Anyone who hasn't seen the young Marlene needs to go rent a few DVD's)
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 04:39 pm
The Glamorous Grandma?
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