It so happened that Marlene Dietrich came to Nancy to entertain our troops. They put her up in a hotel in Nancy. And I said to the guys, wouldn’t it be fun If we had her here to our place for a visit. And they said, yea, right. But I went to her hotel and asked to see her. And I told her that we had met in Berlin at the UFA (movie studio) when she was doing the Blue Angel. She would not remember me because I was a kid then. I had just made a movie in Danzig and came to Berlin to be introduced to Emil Jannings, to see if he could help me with my career. It was a good story, and she had no reason not to believe it.
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