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BLUE ANGEL, THE [DER BLAUE ENGEL] (1930)

Vintage original 8 x 10” (20 x 25 cm.) silver gelatin still photo, U. S./Germany. Marlene Dietrich, Emil Jannings, Kurt Geron, Rosa Veltti, Hans Albers, dir: Josef von Sternberg; UFA/Paramount. A stunning and brilliant image of the legendary Marlene Dietrich in her iconic star making role of cabaret entertainer Lola Lola. Many of the portraits of Dietrich in character are attributed to the photography of her Svengali director von Sternberg. Tragic story of an old bachelor professor who becomes obsessed with a young cabaret performer. They marry, but he loses all respect in society and then in himself. This is one of the most brilliant portrait images of Dietrich for this film.

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