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Behind the scenes with Werner HerzogIn the Werner Herzog Archive
The director during the production of ‘Auch Zwerge haben klein angefangen’ 1970
Marlene Dietrich in February 1945In the Marlene Dietrich Collection Berlin
A photograph of the actress wearing her show costume while posing on a tank of the American armed forces in Gillrath near Geilenkirchen.
Chitty Flying CarIn the Ken Adam Archive
Ken Adams’ design for the flying car in the film ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, 1968