Reno Sweeney (ethel_dahling) wrote in talk_ofthe_town,
Reno Sweeney

Marlene Dietrich & Mercedes de Acosta

Okay here's another to get the gossip ball rolling.


Though Dietrich was married, it did not prevent her from showering Mercedes daily with bouquets of roses and carnations. When Dietrich was setting off for Europe, she wrote, "It will be hard to leave Hollywood now that I know you." She mailed Mercedes dozens of letters and telegrams, always signing off with love and kisses and saying, "I kiss your beautiful hands and your heart." On one occasion when Dietrich knew she would be late arriving to a dinner party hosted by Mercedes, she sent the following message:

"My Love. . . . please do eat and go to bed and wait for me there."


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