Dietrich wig delivered for sale
A WIG belonging to Hollywood actress Marlene Dietrich is being auctioned in the UK.
The ash- blonde hairpiece with Alice band and securing comb is set to fetch between $ 400 and $ 600.
The German star ( pictured), who died aged 90 in 1992, gave it to Daniel Gee in 1972 while he was working as a 17- year- old London telegram boy.
Gee delivered telegrams to Dietrich at an apartment in London’s West End.
“On one such occasion, I also had to deliver a package for her, which turned out to be a hairpiece she had sent away to be repaired,” he recalled.
“She opened the box in front of me, tried it on, but something was wrong with it, and after a good slurp of Scotch she said a few words in German and then gave it to me, saying I would have to promise to always remember her.”