Luise made only a few rare public appearances in the 1970s, concentrating on her artwork and spending her time between homes in London and Switzerland. Towards the end of the decade we can see the start of the nostalgia for the ‘golden age’ of Hollywood, which would peak in the 1980s. Many of those stars were now entering their 70s and television re-runs of their classic movies had brought them a huge new audience. Soon, Luise would once again be in the public eye and would begin a new era of creativity on stage and screen.
Appears as the Narrator at a performance of Honegger’s oratorio Judith for Temple University Music Festival, with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (August 2)
Luise is one of many victims of the Bank of America robbery in London’s Mayfair. Her safe deposit box of jewels is cleared out in the raid (April)
Ben Travers writes his poem Ballade on Receipt of a Treasured Letter, dedicated to Luise
Exhibition of paintings at the Patrick Seale Gallery, London
Interviewed by Mavis Nicholson for Thames Television’s After Noon programme (15th June)
Luise’s artwork appears in an exhibition at the German Embassy, London Artists From Germany (October)