Monday, November 24, 2008

I recently stumbled across this great photo of the incomparable Marlene Dietrich. She looks kind of Goth here, and there appears to be a moon crescent on her forehead. I immediately thought of the Waite-Smith High Priestess, although given the overall dark, mysterious mood of this picture I think the Moon card also applies. Perhaps even a very chic, Cocteau-inspired Death card?

Another great image courtesy of the NYPL Digital Archive.


Eccentric Scholar said...

Once again, this find of yours is perfect! I agree with all of your ideas here: High Priestess, Moon, and Death are all present in this portrait. If I had to choose one, I might lean toward the Moon, as Marlene Dietrich's umbrella could be associated with the dew drops falling in the Waite-Smith image.

Tamara said...

The umbrella angle hadn't ocurred to me - thanks for pointing it out.