DC -- Donald W. Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Exhibit: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image:
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Description of Pictures: Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image
June 16, 2017 – April 15, 2018
Marlene Dietrich brought androgyny to the silver screen through her roles in such movies as Morocco (1930) and Seven Sinners (1940). The biggest Hollywood star at a time when “talkies” were still new, Dietrich captured men’s hearts and women’s admiration on screen and off. Dietrich challenged the strictly limited notions of femininity at the time through her lifestyle and fashion: “I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.” Relying on her good looks, striking voice, sense of humor and no-nonsense personality, Dietrich received international fame during her long career.
Dietrich’s many honors include the Medal of Freedom for her service entertaining American troops for 18 months during World War II, often on the front lines. The German-born star remains a symbol of anti-Nazism, a fashion icon and an influential figure of the LGBTQ community. Portrait Gallery historian Kate C. Lemay is the curator of this exhibition.
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SIPGMD_170616_090.JPG: Dietrich with Maurice Chevalier and Gary Cooper at the opening of The Sign of the Cross at the Biltmore Theatre, Los Angeles, 1932
SIPGMD_170616_095.JPG: Anna Mae Wong, 1905-1961, 1932
SIPGMD_170616_099.JPG: Marlene Dietrich as Amy Jolie in Morocco, 1930
SIPGMD_170616_109.JPG: Josef von Sternberg and Dietrich as the Reinmann Art School Ball in Berlin, 1930
SIPGMD_170616_112.JPG: Marlene Dietrich as Lola in The Blue Angel, 1929-30
SIPGMD_170616_118.JPG: Marlene Dietrich in Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel), 1930
SIPGMD_170616_128.JPG: Marlene Dietrich with her daughter, Maria, at the beach, 1928
SIPGMD_170616_137.JPG: Marlene Dietrich and her daughter, Maria, 1931
SIPGMD_170616_141.JPG: Margo Lion, Oskar Karlweis, and Marlene Dietrich, 1928
SIPGMD_170616_146.JPG: Marlene Dietrich modeling, 1926
SIPGMD_170616_153.JPG: Marlene Dietrich, c 1929
SIPGMD_170616_159.JPG: Dietrich's legs, 1952
SIPGMD_170616_167.JPG: Marlene Dietrich, 1918
SIPGMD_170616_173.JPG: Dietrich family, c 1906
SIPGMD_170616_179.JPG: Marlene Dietrich and Rudolf Sieber's wedding, 1923
SIPGMD_170616_183.JPG: Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf kissing
SIPGMD_170616_187.JPG: "The Untold Story of Marlene Dietrich," Confidential magazine, July 1955
SIPGMD_170616_193.JPG: Marlene Dietrich, 1948
SIPGMD_170616_208.JPG: Marlene Dietrich passionately kissing a GI as he arrives in New York City, 1945
SIPGMD_170616_217.JPG: Marlene Dietrich with American paratroopers during World War II, 1945
SIPGMD_170616_231.JPG: Marlene Dietrich performing with the USO in the European Theater during World War II, 1945
SIPGMD_170616_236.JPG: General George Patton and Marlene Dietrich, 1944
SIPGMD_170616_241.JPG: Dietrich broadcasting with the army while in Europe, 1944
SIPGMD_170616_247.JPG: Marlene Dietrich with a personalized jeep in Regensburg, Germany, 1945
SIPGMD_170616_257.JPG: Marlene Dietrich posing with her jeep, 1944
SIPGMD_170616_261.JPG: Marlene Dietrich at "home" in the army in the European theater of World War II, 1944
SIPGMD_170616_268.JPG: Love letter from Mercedes de Acosta to Marlene Dietrich, c 1940s
SIPGMD_170616_280.JPG: Marlene Dietrich and Jean Gabin at El Morocco restaurant, 1944
SIPGMD_170616_283.JPG: Marlene Dietrich, 1937
SIPGMD_170616_292.JPG: Dietrich as Bijou Blanche in Seven Sinners, 1940
SIPGMD_170616_302.JPG: Dietrich as Bijou Blanche in Seven Sinners, 1940
SIPGMD_170616_308.JPG: Dietrich playing the musical saw in Seven Sinners, 1940
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