Foreign News: Fuhrer and Flexes

One of Adolf Hitler's favorite stage entertainments is Franz Lehar's light opera, The Merry Widow. Last week in Munich the Fuhrer decided that he would like The Merry Widow a little merrier. A telegram was sent to Cannes where lissome, long-limbed Marion Daniels was doing an acrobatic tap dance turn at the Casino. A special plane followed, rushed the blonde 19-year-old Californian to Munich's Gärtnerplatz Theatre where she gave a few new twists and taps to The Merry Widow's, Viennese waltzes.

Führer Hitler had caught her acrobatic act two weeks before in Munich, liked it so well that he sent her a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!