'Dietrich' is Marlene Dietrich. See Marlene
on the Wall for more details. [Ed.]
From Hugo Westerlund's "Suzanne Vega
'Dean' is James Dean (1931-1955), who quickly became a legend
and a symbol of the confused, restless, and idealistic youth
of the 1950s. He is famous for his interpretation of the son
in the film version of Steibeck's East of Eden (1955), and for
his parts in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) and Giant (1956).
His tragic, premature death in a car crash further contributed
to his lasting public image.
Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957) and Lauren Bacall (b. 1924) were
among the most famous film stars from the black and white era,
especially during the 1940s and 1950s. They both tended to play
tough, shadowy characters in hard-boiled films noirs and were
perhaps the most succesfull screen couple ever. Famous titles
are To Have and Have Not (1944) based on a Hemingway novel adapted
by William Faulkner, and The Big Sleep (1946) based on a novel
by Raymond Chandler.