The Who2 Blog December 2010

Marlene Dietrich, Happy Birthday!

If Marlene Dietrich were still alive, she'd be 109 years old today.

My guess is we'd still be reading about her exploits in Hollywood -- suggestive rumors about her "close" relationships with Jesse McCartney and, say, Lady GaGa.

And still making visits to the troops overseas, singing a dubstep version of "Falling in Love Again (Can't Help It)" (remixed by Kanye and available on iTunes).

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Calamity Jane's Last Years

Over at HistoryNet.com this month, there's a terrific piece by author William Secrest titled "The Calamities of Calamity Jane."

Born Martha Jane Cannary in Missouri around 1852, she became a notorious resident of Deadwood in the Dakotas during the Gold Rush of the 1870s. By the 1880s, the legend of "Calamity Jane" had spread to the east coast in the form of dime novels, newspaper accounts and stage plays.

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