“Wiedersehen mit Marlene” is an album of live recordings made in 1960 by actress/singer Marlene Dietrich while on tour in Germany where Miss Dietrich faced live German audiences for the first time in 28 years.
In 1932, Marlene Dietrich had left Germany to become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and in 1941 she toured Europe to entertain American soldiers for the war effort. The Germans subsequently vowed to execute her if she was captured.
Although she was welcomed back to Berlin by Mayor Willie Brandt, each appearance she made in her homeland was marred by protesters, who chanted, “Marlene, go home”. In Dusseldorf, a girl of 18 got close enough to grab her coat, call her “traitor” and spit in her face.
Arrangements by Burt Bacharach. Re-Issue. LP. Capitol EMI DT 10282. VG****