Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Mothers Day - Deitrich

Happy Mothers  Day to all my Bloggers
and to  "Marlene"

"Where have all
 the flowers gone"

She sang that
when I saw her
in Miami Beach.
Marlene Dietrich
27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992
Actress and Singer
I have such a memory of Dietrich. She was majistic as a
performer, the only one on a big stage. She filled the air.
A very small figure that mesmerized the whole theater.


Unlike her professional celebrity, which was carefully
crafted and maintained, Dietrich's personal life was kept
out of public view. Dietrich, who was bisexual,
enjoyed the thriving gay scene of the time and drag balls
of 1920s Berlin. She also defied conventional gender roles
through her boxing at Turkish trainer and prizefighter
Sabri Mahir’s boxing studio in Berlin,
which opened to women in the late 1920s.
I never knew this. She was Married and had a Daughter.

As a child I saw the movie "The Scarlett Empress".
After all these years I still remember her riding a horse
through the Palace. The movie set was very scary,
with weird statues etc. It is a classic.






























Dietrich was known to have strong political convictions
and the mind to speak them. In interviews, Dietrich stated
that she had been approached by representatives of the
 Nazi Party to return to Germany, but had turned them down flat.
Dietrich, a staunch anti-Nazi,
became an American citizen in 1939.

And those legs! The advertisements  Blue Angel
focused  almost exclusively on them,
and the most famous
still from the film still circulates widely today:



Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

It's May,The Merry Month of May


It's May, and I have
 been planting and
planting and weeding
so much.
Just call me Johnny.











Spring is
in the Air.




I want to Dance, better not , footing is still shakey.
It's awful to have an old body and young heart.


























This was the best
investment I ever
made. It saved my
life in the garden.

I can't push the wheel barrow,
I love my wagon. Planting the lettuce
in it an at night  I can pull it in
the garage, because of my deers.

Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Sunday, May 5, 2013

And the winner is......

ORB


Orb,
a Kentucky horse 3 years Old, owned by
Shug Gaughey , trainer. The Jockey was Rosario
and Orb , he won by 2 lengths or more.
That is way out there. 2.02 minutes of blood
rasing. The purse was 2 million.
 He was 7-2 favorite, at the 139th Kentucky
Derby. Congrats to you Shug. 



So who did you pick?
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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