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Thread #37963   Message #532888
Posted By: Peter T.
21-Aug-01 - 08:45 PM
Thread Name: Aug 18th, 1941: Lili Marleen
Subject: RE: Aug 18th, 1941: Lili Marleen
I don't recall Greta Garbo (Great too) ever singing "Lili Marlene" in any film. I have the album of her soundtracks, and saw all of her films (even the silents) over many years, and don't recall it. I am prepared to be corrected, but I don't think so. Somebody with some sense should have sat her down and got her to sing a whole lot of stuff. She had such a great voice, and you can tell it is musical, there are snatches here and there in films like Grand Hotel. Of course she and Dietrich appeared in the same film once -- Die Freudlose Gasse (Joyless Street), Dietrich a bit player on a bread line, Garbo the rising star (and truly beautiful, maybe at her most beautiful).

Thread creep: among the other weird things in the war, the Germans had Shakespeare companies that toured the provinces for much of the war.

yours, Peter T.