The One and Only Hildegard Knef!


It's quite possible that she was a woman, you know.


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  1. Only her safety gays know for sure.

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  2. Among the many surprises uncovered when we moved back was that I own a copy of her memoir. I have no idea why.

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    1. From what I've gleaned, it just might be worth reading! Perhaps you are ready for it now. Or perhaps it should wait another fifteen years, aging like a fine wine...

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    2. It would help, I suppose, if I had a better idea who she was - other than a kind of unlikely Marlene-Dalida hybrid...

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  3. For years she was billed as "The Incomparable Hildegard Knef", much like Thombeau is billed when he appears in Vagas (Two shows nightly, 9:30 show for mature adults, please.)

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    1. Incomparable is as incomparable does!

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    2. Miss Knef was marvelous - but "Incomparable," my dear, belongs always to a very different Hildegarde.

      But of course, no one is incomparable in quite the same way as our beloved host...

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    3. Aww, flattery will get you EVERYWHERE! Around here, anyway. XOXO

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  4. Apparently "during the Battle of Berlin, Knef dressed as a soldier in order to stay with her lover Ewald von Demandowsky, and joined him in the defence of Schmargendorf." Manliness came naturally, it seems... Jx

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    1. There's a movie in there somewhere!

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  5. Isn't this Bea Arthur in her Maude drag?

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