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November 20, 1944

Letters from Theodore Katz

Marlene Dietrich at a microphone

Written on the back: "A lil shy and nervous in the beginning, Marlene soon warmed up to us - her G.I. audience - and we to her - and how!"

Nov. 20, 1944

Dearest Helen,

Your letters of the 5th and 6th of Nov arrived today and acting in accord with your instructions am using V-mail, though I can’t understand why the airmail hasn’t been coming through. Your mail, both air and V-mail has been arriving regularly and both take about the same amount of time with air mail a shade quicker.

Marlene Dietrich has just walked by – being here to entertain the boys -  wearing GI clothes replete with  helmet, looking very unglamorous. I, being [in] charge of quarters, will unfortunately miss the show. But I don’t think it’ll be a great loss.

Glad that “Molly” has finally arrived – and probably by now her “big sister,” Miss Houbigant, has already found her way to your door. Being girls I don’t suppose they’ll be much use to the baseball team, but we can always use them as mascots – and then again, they may help in the making of the team, not that help is needed, of course – but just something for them to do to earn their bread and board –

All my love,

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