Thursday, August 29, 2013

Marlene and Tab Hunter

Here together at the studios of Dot Records in the late 1950s-early 1960s.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Blue Angel on Arte, 2002

A French-language edition of the French/German arts television channel Arte's weekly guide and schedule:

Friday, July 19, 2013

Raft, Dietrich, Robinson

A publicity still for the 1941 Hollywood film Manpower, with George Raft and Edward G. Robinson.

Marlene and Max

A press photo of Dietrich with Judgment at Nuremburg co-star Maximilian Schell, during filming in 1961.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Studio Harcourt, Paris

Some images from the famous French glamour photography studio, Studio Harcourt.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Marlene on the Radio

Here with Cecile B. DeMille and Clark Gable during a performance for Lux Radio Theater of "The Legionnaire and the Lady" (basis for the film Morocco) in the early 1930s. (In the film version she played opposite Gary Cooper--Dietrich never made a film with Gable.) (From the library of Gene Ringgold.)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dietrich in 1938 and 1963

On the French Riviera . . .

And on a visit to the White House in 1963. (Pictured here with J. F. K. aide Dave Powers.)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Marlene the B-24

Below is the World War II U. S. Army Air Corps. B-24 bomber christened "Marlene" and illustrated with Dietrich and her legs.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Das gab's nur einmal

"It Only Happened Once." An Austrian film programme for the 1958 nostalgic documentary on German films.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Dietrich Drawn

Along with Hans Albers, Willy Fritsch, Kathe von Nagy, Gustav Frolich and Zarah Leander from the same era, by German artist F. Meizel.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Letter from Marlene Dietrich

Below is a brief letter from Dietrich to German artist Kurt Winkler (bottom), who'd obtained a  recording of a song ("Wegen dir mein Freund") by Claire Waldoff for her.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Dietrich's Daughter

A theater program for the Broadway play "Tea and Sympathy" from the 1950s, with Marlene Dietrich's daughter Maria Riva appearing with Alan Baxter.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Live in 1975

A still taken during Dietrich's live concert performance in the "Molokai" showroom at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii on May 1st, 1975. This was one of the performances Dietrich gave in the series of concerts advertised in the flyer posted earlier.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Marlene Dietrichová

Dietrich on the cover of a Czechoslovakian periodical immediately after World War II, during her time with the U. S. Army, when she routinely sang "Lilli Marleen" and other favorites for Allied soldiers in Europe and North Africa.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

On the Cover Again

On the cover of the American Film Institutes Quarterly journal AFI Report, from Winter 1973, to accompany an article on women in film. The image is from the 1934 film The Scarlet Empress.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Dietrich's Ghosts

Marlene Dietrich on the cover of Erica Carter's 2004 book Dietrich's Ghosts: The Sublime and the Beautiful in Third Reich Film. The picture is from the early 1930s.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Marlene Dietrich in Honolulu

A promotional flyer for a series of four concerts Marlene Dietrich did at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel's Hawaii Ballroom in 1975.

After this engagement Dietrich went on to perform in Mexico and Australia.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Cover Girl Again

On the cover of a paperback edition of songwriter and bandleader Peter Kreuder's autobiography:

Saturday, March 2, 2013

In London, 1964

Marlene Dietrich with songwriter (and then her bandleader Burt Bacharach) and Austrian songwriter from Gratz, Hertha Koch, who wrote the anti-war song "In den Kasernen" ("In the Barracks").

Friday, March 1, 2013

Swedish Biographies

From a series published in the late 1940s. Below the edition dedicated to Marlene Dietrich are two more on Swedish actresses Greta Garbo and Zarah Leander.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Dietrich Pass in Alaska

Named after Marlene Dietrich, and changed back to Atigun Pass in the late 1970s. At bottom is a certificate for Dietrich Camp near Dietrich pass.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Marlene Dietrich--along with Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Kim Novak and Eva Gardner--on the cover of a French coffee-table book.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Original Gravestone

Below is the original gravestone placed at Marlene Dietrich's grave in Berlin. It has since been replaced.

Sunday, January 27, 2013


The life-sized painting of Marlene Dietrich below was sold in San Francisco for $1, 000, 000 to singer Michael Jackson.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Costumes by Mago

Below: Dietrich with German costume designer Mago, who did her costumes for Just a Gigolo,and a sketch of a costume by Mago for a Swedish production of "A Little Night Music," with Zarah Leander.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

If you want to see a star . . .

A collection of songs performed by four female vocalists Marika Rökk, Zarah Leander, Marlene Dietrich and Hildegard Knef, released by Polydor in England in the late 1960s.