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    Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932) Pressbook (Multiple Pages). In what was undoubtedly Marlene Dietrich's greatest hit, she stars as a wife who resorts to singing in cabarets and consorting with men to finance a trip for her ailing husband to restore his health. Typical for her collaborative efforts with director Josef von Sternberg, the film was brilliantly lit, had high production values and was very controversial as it exuded an immoral sexuality. Dietrich also started a fashion craze by wearing men's trousers in the picture. This wonderful pressbook features lots of publicity on the film and utilizes an ad campaign that fashioned Dietrich into a version of the Venus de Milo. The cover has become detached but all of the pages are here and in very good condition. The cover shows additional wear in the form of small tears, crease lines and is missing the upper left corner (black background only). The images of Dietrich as the Venus de Milo have a blue grease pencil X over them. Overall in Good/Very Good condition.

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