There’s a wind blowing - my lamp has gone out and I’m cold. Jean - my beloved, I love you. My heart that loves you is stronger than all the dangers of the war, and the misery of a life without you is greater than all the suffering in this world. I need your arms, the warmth of your body. I need you in order to live - my adored angel - come back and don’t say ‘If we meet again…’

Extract from Marlene Dietrich’s diary


Marlene Dietrich and Jean Gabin at El Morocco.


Marlene Dietrich and Jean Gabin, in Europe during World War II for the USO