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Mercedes de Acosta, one of Marlene's female lovers, and a gifted writer. She oversaw a predominantly gay inner circle in Hollywood and was a longtime lover of Greta Garbo.

Philip Lydig Edward J. Steichen (American (born Luxembourg), Bivange West Redding, Connecticut) Date: ca. 1905 Medium: Direct carbon print Dimensions: x cm x 8 in.

Leni Riefenstahl, Anna May Wong and Marlene Dietrich, George Bernard Shaw at Pierre Ball. Berlin Photographer : Alfred Eisenstaedt NB - Check out Leni Riefenstalh's famous documentary "Triumph of the Will" here .

Elizabeth Taylor. Always glamorous.

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Classic beauty, Elizabeth Taylor, showing her silly side. Love when beautiful women still have soul

Marlene in 1927. The coy flapper demeanor would soon be replaced by a more risque persona.

So we should probably have a class just on her. "Marlene Dietrich Portrait, atelier D’Ora-Benda, Austrian National Library.

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Marlene Dietrich | British postcard by Film-Kurier Series, London, no. 19. Photo: Paramount Pictures. Publicity still for The Scarlet Empress (Josef von Sternberg, 1934)

British postcard by Film-Kurier Series, London, no. Publicity still for <i>The Scarlet Empress</i> (Josef von Sternberg,

Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich in director Josef Von Sternberg's "Morocco".  Would Von Sternberg himself have chosen to use that relatively flat lighting employed in this posed still...?

Gary Cooper & Marlene Dietrich -Publicity shot for "Morocco" 1930 hard to say who was prettyier

A postcard for the Berlin nightspot Silhouette, a popular gay club in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Picture postcard of the gay club in Berlin "Silhouette" popular in the late and early Marlene often went here, cross-dressing and gathering inspiration. She loved the carefree life of Weimar Berlin.

Gorgeous Lana Turner, 1930s. Before she was the blond bombshell :)

Notable Films: The Postman Always Rings Twice They Won't Forget Dr. Hyde Ziegfeld Girl Johnny Eager The Three Musketeers The Bad and the Beautiful Peyton Place Imitation of Life Madame X / Photo

Marlene Dietrich The Devil is a Woman very rare colour clipping Travis Banton costume

Marlene in "The Devil is a Woman. Rare color clipping of her in a Travis Banton costume. She consulted on her costumes for this extravagant take on Seville, Spain.