“What for her was so important was that it was not an organized “here come the Hollywood entertainers”. She didn’t like that, for them. She wanted to be a soldier with them, to say ‘I am here and if you want to hear a song and if you want to hear a routine, and you can flirt with me on the stage and I can flirt with you from the stage and you can have a little bit of sense that time has stopped still for just a moment, that’s what I’m here for’.”
Maria Riva on her mother Marlene Dietrich’s time in WWII.
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