Tag Archives: Icon

Google Honours Marlene Dietrich

One of Hollywood’s Golden Age legends has been glorified in a Google Doodle.

Described as “a wild original”, and hailed as the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema, Maria Magdalene Dietrich would have been 116 on Wednesday.

In her honour, Google is changing its logo in 24 countries to a doodle.

During World War II, Dietrich was a high-profile entertainer in the US and was also noted for housing German and French exiles, providing financial support and advocating for their US citizenship.

Dietrich was honoured several times for her work on improving morale on the front lines during the war. The awards included the US Medal of Freedom and the French Legion d’Honneur. She was also named by Belgium a Knight of the Order of Leopold. 

In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of classic Hollywood cinema.

One of the things she was well known for in Hollywood was her gender norm-bashing. Dietrich was often dressed in men’s suits and was a bisexual woman with one of her most famous relationships being with Mercedes de Acosta, a lesbian playwright.

Dietrich’s legacy to film and fashion and queer identity in Hollywood remains iconic long after her death at the age of 90 in 1992. She was a woman with big energy and big appetites for love and passion.

It is no wonder we are still talking about her today. 

Advertisements
Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

LIVE OF THE DAY: XMAS EDITION

Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) by Michael Bublé

Especially For You by GODDESS Kylie Minogue

Symphony by Clean Bandit 

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Timeless Classic Of The Day

The One by GODDESS Kylie Minogue

Come on and let yourself feel the need in me.

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Come On Over 20th Anniversary

20 years ago, Canadian LEGEND Shania Twain released Come On Over.

Come On Over is the sixth best-selling album ever in the United States. Only Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Eagles and AC/DC are ahead of her. It’s sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and shipped over 20 million copies in the United States.

It’s also the best-selling country music album, the best-selling studio album by a female act and the best-selling album by a Canadian.

The LP spawned several hit singles including “Don’t Be Stupid (You Know I Love You),” “From This Moment On,” “That Don’t Impress Me Much,” “Man! I Feel Like a Woman!” and my two favourite cuts from Shania ever, “You’re Still The One” and “When.”

The latter ballad is arguably Shania’s biggest crossover hit of her career. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Shania Twain is the the original country-pop queen and she paved the way for people like Taylor Swift and many others.

In honour of the 20th anniversary of its release, a trip down memory lane is warranted.

You and I will never be apart.

When will I wake up?
Why did we break up?
When will we make up?

The one that I belong to.

Thank you for this masterpiece, LEGEND!

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Timeless Classic Of The Day

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen

I’m a rocket ship on my way to Mars…

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Timeless Classic Of The Day

C’est Dans l’Air by GODDESS Mylène Farmer

Les mal-aimés, qui les venge?

Tagged , , , , , , , , , ,