[46], While Dietrich never fully regained her former screen profile, she continued performing in motion pictures, including appearances for directors such as Mitchell Leisen in Golden Earrings (1947), Billy Wilder in A Foreign Affair (1948) and Alfred Hitchcock in Stage Fright (1950). Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men.

"Gib doch den Männern am Stammtisch ihr Gift", "Ich Heirate Nie" and "Du hast 'nen Blick" were issued for the first time in 2001 on Der Blonde Engel (EMI 7242 5 27567 2 7). [33], Extravagant offers lured Dietrich away from Paramount to make her first color film The Garden of Allah (1936) for independent producer David O. Selznick, for which she received $200,000, and to Britain for Alexander Korda's production, Knight Without Armour (1937), at a salary of $450,000, which made her one of the best paid film stars of the time. [citation needed]. She played similar types in Seven Sinners (1940) and The Spoilers (1942), both with John Wayne.

Dietrich withdrew to her apartment at 12 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Dietrich's film debut was a small part in the film The Little Napoleon (1923). He had become so indispensable to me that, without him, I no longer took much joy in singing. Well, it isn't. With its massive success on the war front, specifically on the German language OSS MO radio station "Soldatensender", where it became the station's theme song,[48] the song was re-recorded in English and released, with the spelling "Lili Marlene", as a 10" single by Decca in 1945. German versions of "Candles Glowing" and "This World of Ours". See What the Boys in the Back Room Will Have, "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - "Marlene Dietrich - Die neue Marlene, "Offizielle Deutsche Charts - "Marlene Dietrich - Der blonde Engel - Marlene 100, "A Look Back ... Marlene Dietrich: Singing For A Cause", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Marlene_Dietrich_discography&oldid=975655729, Articles with unsourced statements from April 2012, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Though other recordings of the song in German were performed by Dietrich, the original OSS recording of the track is presumed unissued. But she had also come to rely on him in order to perform, and wrote about his leaving in her memoir: From that fateful day on, I have worked like a robot, trying to recapture the wonderful woman he helped make out of me.

Her appearances in the 1950s, included films such as Fritz Lang's Rancho Notorious, (1952) and Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957). [89] When Dietrich arrived in Hollywood and filmed Morocco (1930), she had an affair with Gary Cooper, even though he was having another affair with Mexican actress Lupe Vélez. Includes 14 previously released songs from Dietrich's 60s's albums.

Von Sternberg is known for his exceptional skill in lighting and photographing Dietrich to optimum effect. "[91] Another of her affairs was with actor John Gilbert, known for his professional and personal connection to Greta Garbo. A postage stamp bearing her portrait was issued in Germany on 14 August 1997.

Schell used his interviews with her as the basis for the film, set to a collage of film clips from her career.

Three medals, including France's Legion of Honour and the U.S. Medal of Freedom, were displayed at the foot of the coffin, military style, for a ceremony symbolising the sense of duty Dietrich embodied in her career as an actress, and in her personal fight against Nazism. [66] She was paid $250,000 for her cooperation but was unhappy with the result.

[78] She kept in contact with world leaders by telephone, including Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, running up a monthly bill of over US$3,000. Screen tests and contract for the film DER BLAUE ENGEL.

[19], Dietrich continued to work on stage and in film both in Berlin and Vienna throughout the 1920s.

"[63] On the other hand, Dietrich was warmly welcomed by other Germans, including Berlin Mayor Willy Brandt, who was, like Dietrich, an opponent of the Nazis who had lived in exile during their rule. Recorded in Paris. [43] Dietrich would later omit the existence of her sister and her sister's son from all accounts of her life, completely disowning them and claiming to be an only child. Her father, Louis Erich Otto Dietrich, was a police lieutenant. [79] Dietrich's funeral service was attended by approximately 1,500 mourners in the church itself—including several ambassadors from Germany, Russia, the US, the UK and other countries—with thousands more outside. Dietrich was known to have strong political convictions and the mind to speak them.

When Maria gave birth to a son (John, later a famous production designer) in 1948, Dietrich was dubbed "the world's most glamorous grandmother".