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The Blue Angel


Marlene was already a star in Germany but The Blue Angel was the film that made Marlene Dietrich a major American star. After this film Dietrich was invited by Paramount Pictures to come to America. Also, this was also the first film she made that was directed by the legendary, Josef von Sternberg with whom she went on to make six more of her most memorable movies. This film gets it's name from the caberet club Lola Lola (Marlene Dietrich) sings at, The Blue Angel.

It's the story of Lola Lola, the beautiful caberet singer and the professor of the local high school, Immanuel Rath (Emil Jannings), who falls in love with her. They get married but his love for her ultimately leads to the demise of the once highly respected professor.

Her performance as Lola Lola gave us one of our most indelible images of Marlene Dietrich and secured her place as one of America's top stars.


Lyrics to "Falling In Love Again"

I often stop and wonder,
why I appeal to men,
How many times I blunder,
In love and out again,
They offer me devotion,
I like it I confess,
when I replace emotion,
there's no need to guess.


Falling in love again, never wanted to,
What's a girl to do-Can't help it.
Love's always been my game, play it how I may,
I was made that way-Can't help it.

Men flutter to me like bugs around the flame,
and if their wings burn-I know I'm not to blame.

Falling in love again, never wanted to,
what's a girl to do-I just can't help it.


Falling in love again, never wanted to,
what's a girl to do-Can't help it.
Love's always been my game, play it how I may,
I was made that way-Can't help it.

Men flutter to me like bugs around the flame,
and if their wings burn-I know I'm not to blame.

Falling in love again, never wanted to,
what's a girl to do-I just can't help it.


April 28, 2002:
I accidentally ended the last poll a week ago and haven't been able to post a new one until now! Sorry for the delay! But it's all okay now because not only was I able to archive the last poll and post a new one today, I finally updated the Features page! And the new poll question is in connection with the new "feature", but I'll talk more about that in a minute. About the last poll, the question was, "Rita was one of many pin-up favorites during World War II. Besides her, who is your favorite war-time glamour girl?". To my utter amazement, "none" received the most votes- 34%! So 34% of Rita fans are only "Rita fans"? I'm guessing the outcome might have been different if I had put Marilyn Monroe or Bette Davis, etc., but I wanted it to be about actresses who were really Rita's contemporaries, same kind of star, same time. Anyway, besides "no one", Betty Grable got the most votes, and Gene Tierney trailed her by just one vote. Good choices, they're my two favorites of the ones I had you choose from too. Anyway, back to the Features update. Now "The Rita Hayworth Fashion Page" has been featured on this site for years now, but the other day I was looking at it and thought it was really bad! So, it's been completely re-designed and expanded to at least 3 times it's old size. The NEW Rita Hayworth Fashion Page is 3 pages packed with photos and information that you must not miss. The second and third parts were really one page split in half to reduce loading time, called Jean Louis and Rita Hayworth: A Master and His Muse, they are dedicated to the 10 Rita films Jean Louis worked on. The first of the 3 pages is dedicated to some of her other films and her off-screen and early career fashions. The pages turned out beautifully if I do say so myself and are among the ones I'm proudest of so you must have a look. About the new poll- it says, "Rita had the best designers creating the best gowns for her films. Choose your favorite set of Hayworth fashions." Look through the new fashion pages to help you decide.


The Features page

In the "features page" I will post something new every once in a while (every time I get a new idea and have time). It will be something entertaining and informative, highlighting different aspects of her life, for example, in the past I've done "Rita, The Pin-Up Girl" and "Rita, The Mommy". Thanks for stopping by!!!

Rita Hayworth

**April 28, 2002**

The NEW Rita Hayworth Fashion Page

Part I: Early on, a few of her films & off the screen
Part II: Rita's first 5 Jean Louis designed films
Part III: Jean Louis' last 5 films with Rita & beyond

June 19, 2001

"The New Rita"'s??? (Well, they can try)

In conjunction with this month's poll, here we have
some of today's actresses trying to fill Rita's shoes

November 22, 2000

Some of Rita's unrealized film projects

Some of the movies offered to Rita which never came to
be

September 17, 2000

A few of Rita Hayworth's looks

A page about some of those classic Hayworth looks

September 6, 2000

Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles

A page about the famous couple's marriage

December 28, 1999

Princess Yasmin's Birthday page

A small page celebrating Rita's daughter, Yasmin's
birthday

October 15, 1999

Rita's 81st Birthday page!

A small tribute page celebrating Rita's 81st birthday!

May 12, 1999

Rita's 12th Death Anniversary

A page commemorating the 12th anniversary of Rita's
death.

April 28, 1999

Rita, The Mommy

A Mother's Day tribute to Rita, Yasmin, Rebecca and
Volga.

February 8, 1999

Rita, The "Pin-Up Girl"

A page about Rita's status as one of the biggest "pin-
up girls" ever

November 5, 1998

Rita Hayworth's Leading Men

Learn about the relationships between Rita and some
of her most celebrated leading men

October 11, 1998

Happy Birthday, Rita!!!!

A small birthday tribute for Rita's 80th

Rita Hayworth hair

A page full of the changes in Miss Hayworth's most
striking feature


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