MARLENE DIETRICH'S FIRST SCREEN TEST


whenever i hear the word "necessity," i think of this screen test. it was made by josef von sternberg just before ms. dietrich starred in one of my favorite films, "the blue angel." it was long thought to be lost in world war II, and marlene herself never saw it.

"you're the cream in my coffee
you're the salt in my stew
you will always be my necessity,
i am lost without you."

thanks to trilbyofarrell for uploading