The statue that Marlene modeled for in "The Song of Songs". The studio sent copies of the nude statue for display in theater lobbies, causing an uproar with the Hays Office censors. Marlene insisted on modeling for the statue herself so "it would look like me."
Marlene with Ernest Lubitsch (right), a fellow German refugee who became the head of Paramount's West Coast studio for a time. Lubitsch tried to help her secure better roles. Notice the large cake celebrating his promotion, a gift from Marlene.