White Shirt Monday: Victorious

your hat, renate!

[not really opera today, although one could call Renate Müller a very, very light mezzo (ist here such a thing as a soubrettezzo), but she does carry a Fedora and a black tie outfit like a seasoned White Shirt: Renate Müller (Susanne/Viktoria) and Adolf Wohlbrück (Robert) in the original “Viktor und Viktoria” by Reinhold Schünzel, Germany 1933]

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White Shirt Diva IV: Negotiating Power

[The Art of Garbo: if you don’t even need to stand to tower over someone. – Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in “Queen Christine”. – Photo Credit: Greta Garbo. Ein Wunder in Bildern. Wien 1937, s.p.]

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White Shirt Queen III: A Stance-a on Swagger

[You can put on spurs and assume the cockiest stance, but Greta will still take home the 40 Guns Award (and you, if you’re lucky) for portraying masculinity. – Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in “Queen Christine.” – Photo Credit: Greta Garbo. Ein Wunder in Bildern. Wien 1937, s.p.]

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White Shirt Queen II: She Died With Her Boots On

[What do you call a person who likes big dogs, riding boots and masculine associated attire? (Other than ‘a perfect date’, I mean). Greta Garbo in “Queen Christine.” – Photo Credit: Greta Garbo. Ein Wunder in Bildern. Wien 1937, s.p.]

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