Tag: Marlene Dietrich

Past Imperfect – #191

Marlene Dietrich, moody but talented: “Do I look like I’m impressed with this outfit?” Director, obscure but arty: “Well, no. But you never look impressed with anything. Has anybody ever actually seen your teeth? “ Marlene: “I never smile. Smiling is for lazy people.” Director: “Should I mention […]

Past Imperfect – #459

Archaeologist #1: “What the hell is that?” Archaeologist #2: “Well, based on my research notes, this appears to be a rare specimen from the Golden Age of Hollywood.” Archaeologist #1: “What made that age golden?” Archaeologist #2: “I’m assuming it was a time when humans were able to […]

Past Imperfect – #573

Note: After Donald Trump’s recent ludicrous “Fourth of July” spectacle of vanity and self-involvement, wherein he displayed a level of ignorance about American history so profound that even kindergartners threw down their juice boxes in disgust, I thought it best to pull this one out of the archives… […]

Past Imperfect – #362

Theresa: “Okay, I finally finished up on this homemade valentine that you insisted I make for your husband and… are you even listening to me?” Marlene: “Of course I’m listening to you, darling, I’m just not looking at you.” Theresa: “You don’t think that’s rude? I spent all […]

Past Imperfect – #459

Archaeologist #1: “What the hell is that?” Archaeologist #2: “Well, based on my research notes, this appears to be a rare specimen from the Golden Age of Hollywood.” Archaeologist #1: “What made that age golden?” Archaeologist #2: “I’m assuming it was a time when humans were able to […]

Past Imperfect – #362

Theresa: “Okay, I finally finished up on this homemade valentine that you insisted I make for your husband and… are you even listening to me?” Marlene: “Of course I’m listening to you, darling, I’m just not looking at you.” Theresa: “You don’t think that’s rude? I spent all […]

Past Imperfect – #263

Marlene: “It would be nice if you would actually pay attention when I wear a new outfit. Would it kill you to do so?” Gary: “Well, to be fair, you haven’t said a word about my fetching Legionnaire hat. I had it especially made in Morocco.” Marlene: “We’re […]