Dietrich’s many honors include the Medal of Freedom for her service entertaining American troops for 18 months during World War II, often on the front lines. The German-born star remains a symbol of anti-Nazism, a fashion icon and an influential figure of the LGBTQ community.
See alos the CNN article:Marlene Dietrich: The femme fatale who fought social and sexual oppression.
|Marlene Dietrich on the SS Europa, 1933, Cherbourg, France|
Twenty-five years after her death, her life and image are being celebrated in a new exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. June 16, 2017 - April 15, 2018
"Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image" showcases the breadth and specificity of the Dietrich look through home videos, articles, photos and film clips. In tweed or top hat, she is powerful and magnetic. And that impression is real, if one that she reserved for the public.