Di­et­rich wig de­liv­ered for sale

Townsville Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

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.”

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