1973


Now we all might enjoy
Seeing Helen of Troy
As a gay cabaret entertainer,
But I doubt that she could
Be one quarter as good
As our legend'ry, lovely,
Marlene!

Noel Coward - 1954



Do you think this is glamorous? That it's a great life and that I do it for my health? Well it isn't. Maybe once, but not now ... it's because I pay away in taxes 88 cents out of each dollar I earn . . . So I work. People say that I have some sort of quality - well, maybe I have. How am I to know that? All I know is that I walk on to a stage, stand still and sing. I think it is Dietrich the woman they come to see, rather than Dietrich the singer. They pay to see me for what I am. Particularly the English audiences . . . they like me because I do not take myself too seriously.

1973