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Marlene - 1930

Two men gaze up towards a pair of huge legs wearing high heals and stockings which are mounted upside down on a traditional architectural pillar. Up in the right hand corner sits a bright red mouth position away from the stare of the males. The name Marlene is written across the stage as if done by a fan. 1930 wa s the year that Marlene Dietrich starred in the movie the "Blue Angel."

By juxtaposition images Hoch challenges and provokes questions regarding the role of gender identity and women's sexuality.