You should pamper yourself, have a long late breakfast, read, listen to music, lounge a little. Do feel free to tell me any problems that are bothering you. It takes my mind off myself to think of other people.
Sylvia Plath, from a letter to Aurelia Plath written c. November 1952
Marlene Dietrich at the studios of Columbia Records, November 1952. The record label was releasing some of the songs she had performed for the troops during WW2. She was 51 and starting a comeback into show business, and recording could only begin at midnight on the advise of Marlene’s astrologer. Photo by Eve Arnold.