[In 1971, Jeffrey Archer organised a charity midnight matinee (to benefit MIND) at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. It was Marlene Dietrich's first concert appearance in London for several years. This backstage interview – with both Marlene and Maria Riva, preparing for the show – comes courtesy of the wonderful Crees Collection.]
AND LIGHTNING TYPIST
by James Green
|September 1971: Marlene at Heathrow.|
At the moment she is wearing a navy blue coat with matching trousers, and a floppy-brimmed hat in the same colour pulled down over one eye.
As she checks on songs, running order, lighting, I have a word with her daughter, Maria.