John Banks, Marlene Dietrich and the Blue Angel

John Banks, Marlene Dietrich and the Blue Angel

On November 19 2017, John Banks, long time volunteer at the Quebec Gay Archives, was invited to speak of his work relation with Marlene Dietrich during a presentation of the film Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel).  The invitation was made by Mr Philippe Spurrell, director of the Cinéclub Film Society. The screening of the Blue Angel took place in the Arts Building of Concordia University before some 80 individuals.  John Banks took the opportunity to speak about his work with the Quebec Gay Archives and informed the audience that his correspondence with Madame Dietrich was held by the organization.  Pierre Pilotte, AGQ coordinator, accompanied Mr Banks and used the opportunity to distribute publicity materials.  During his own introduction and presentation, Mr Spurrell also had some kind words about the Quebec Gay Archives and thanked us for our participation in the event.  We thank him for the invitation and for the warm welcome to his film community.

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