She has a style that no one today can touch, a classy elegance – it’s not the same now perhaps it was managed well by the movie companies the allure of mystery about her (it certainly was for Marlene, her privacy was very important to her)
The film stars & singers of today, it’s all about their lives (the details we don’t really need to know or want to know!) spread all over the newspapers, magazines and the internet. It becomes sleazy, not very classy and ruins it for me.
I like blogging and being honest but I’m also quite a private person so I don’t go splashing my business everywhere or have “so-called friends” who do that for me.
“She remains what she has been for many years an absolutely strange delight, whose gifts lies outside her achievement as an actress, is not tied to a specific time and does not depend on the taste of the moment, not even on common sense” Cecil Beaton
I’m not doing this to put up a picture of unattainable beauty, I’m just appreciating her elegance, and her talent, even if she didn’t sing, her merits as an actress are many. I have seen quite a few of her films but it’s her singing for me that is what I adore her for. She has a very distinctive, deep voice for a woman and I like her for her unconventionality and having her own style which is fabulous even more so today.
I also like the fact she sings in German, French and English, I prefer her when she sings in German the most followed by French then English as it just feels better to my ears, I’m at an intermediate level of German so I get the jist of what she is saying.
I have found an interesting phenomena that I’ve noticed since I started listening to foreign language music, a lot of people won’t go anywhere near it as it’s not in English. I don’t understand this myself, language has never been a barrier for me, my German is ok, she also sings in French (all I can do is count to 21 in French) and my Spanish needs major work on improving it to a standard I’d like but that doesn’t stop me from listening to a lot of Latin American music see my other post on that topic.
The subjects she sings about mostly are about love, and me being a total romantic (in a non sloppy way) is wonderful as she helps me express myself beautifully. Two English songs she sings that fits the bill perfectly for me are You Go To My Head and You’re the Cream in My Coffee