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09 April 2012

Mapping Marlene Dietrich

Some of you expressed interest in mapping places related to Marlene Dietrich's life, career, and legacy. Therefore, I created a map that anyone can edit, called Mapping Marlene Dietrich. It appears to me that you can't edit it without logging into a Google account, but if you don't have a Google account by now, get with the 21st century! Here's the baby below, which I will also add to a fixed location on the right side bar:



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If you're as new to Google mapping as I am, read this guide and watch the below video:



Hurray for teamwork! I can't wait to see your contributions.

5 comments:

  1. Good idea. Will each of MD's LA residences be added?

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  2. Yes, I'm open to anything that anyone adds. We can add a lot of details in the description fields of these markers, such as dates, links, and even images. I think it would be fun to add links to photos or perhaps even thumbnails of photos featuring Dietrich at these locations, but a lot of those additions will come with time. We can even color-code the markers (e.g., green for workplaces, blue for homes, etc.), but that's another task for the future.

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  3. What a neat idea! It'll be interesting to eventually see all the places where MD lived... And thanks for including the instructional video. It looks pretty easy to do!

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  4. It really is easy to make these maps. I'd be interested to see whether other classic movie fans have created Google maps for similar purposes or whether we can start a trend to get classic movie fans to do so. I might just create personal maps for myself to mark places related to my family history, travels, etc. By the way, congrats on becoming a CMBA member!

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  5. I commend missladiva, who has been contributing so much to the map, and with some beautiful photos. In fact, I smiled when I saw Paramount Ranch because I went there a few months ago and swore I passed by the Blonde Venus bathing spot. For the thousands of looky-loos, you could at least add an address from one of the IMDB movie pages. This is a collaborative project.

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