Our legendary, lovely Marlene

"We know God made trees, and the birds and the bees, and seas for the fishes to swim in. We are also aware that he had quite a flair for creating exceptional women. When Eve said to Adam, ‘Stop calling me Madam,’ the world became far more exciting. Which turns to confusion the modern delusion that sex is a question of lighting... This glamour it seems is a substance of dreams for the most imperceptive perceiver. The serpent of Nile could achieve with a smile far quicker results than Geneva. Now we all might enjoy seeing Helen of Troy as a gay caberet entertainer, but I doubt that she could be one quarter as good as our legendary, lovely Marlene."
— Noël Coward, introducing Marlene Dietrich at London’s Café de Paris in 1954.

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