Marlene Dietrich

Pencil Portrait by Antonio Bosano.

Marlene Dietrich Pencil Portrait
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The quality of the prints are at a much higher level compared to the image shown on the left.


A3 Pencil Print-Price £45.00-Purchase

A4 Pencil Print-Price £30.00-Purchase

*Limited edition run of 250 prints only*

All Pencil Prints are printed on the finest Bockingford Somerset Velvet 255 gsm paper.

P&P is not included in the above prices.


Julie Burchill, a writer I recall first reading in the mid-70’s when the weekly purchase of the NME (New Musical Express) was ‘de-rigeur’, reviewed ‘The Girls: Sappho Goes to Hollywood’ by Diana McLellan, for ‘The Guardian’ newspaper in 2001. I own the book – acquired at a fraction of its recommended retail price – because from time to time, I have to take a break from all the pseudo intellectual material I read, to bask in the glow of 400 pages of pure ‘Hollywood style’ salacious gossip.

Her review recounts how ‘The golden age of Hollywood Saphhism’ (apparently the correct spelling is sapphism, a less common noun for lesbianism) – ran for three decades from the 1920s with the influx of the decadent Europeans, to the 1950s when the vicious snooping of the House Un-American Activities Committee crucified communists, liberals and the sexually flexible alike.

Blanket scrutiny of this nature left few individuals in ‘tinseltown’ sleeping peacefully, and Marlene Deitrich would never number amongst the fortunate few…

Recommended listening

Desert Island Discs - BBC Radio 4 (4/1/65)


Legend & Icon - The Official Marlene Dietrich Website