The British Prime Minister; a German Chancellor and a USA Ambassador in the background while we listen to music!
We now read and write today in the year 2018 – but for today I want to take you back 80 years to the year 1938 and see what was happening in Britain. On 17th January 1938 Joseph P Kennedy had been appointed United States Ambassador to the UK while, on 20th February, Anthony Eden […]
It’s the second decade of the 20th century and the world continues to develop and change. At this time Great Britain was at the centre of the world’s largest empire, a beneficiary of colonial resources and trade. It occupied territory on four different continents and was at the centre of a vast trading and commercial […]
It was on Saturday 6th May 1992 that Marlene Dietrich died of renal failure at her flat in Paris – she was 90. Her funeral ceremony was conducted at La Madeleine in Paris, a Roman Catholic Church on Sunday 14th May 1992 and her funeral service was attended by approximately 1,500 mourners in the church […]
It was on Monday 29th September 1975 that Marlene’s show business career largely came to an end when she fell off the stage and broke her thigh during a performance in Her Majesty’s Theatre, Melbourne, Australia. The following year, her husband, Rudolf Sieber, died of cancer on Wednesday 24th June 1976. In 1979 she did […]
It was on the first day of this year – 1st January 2018 – that I wrote that it was on Friday 27th December 1901 in Schoneberg, a suburb of Berlin, that one Marie Magdalene Dietrich was born – the product of a privileged and conservative family – and a fact that she seemingly failed […]