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13 August 2015

New rare postcards from Mother Russia

Yesterday, there was mail from Spain. My friend, collector Didier Hanson sent me scans of his newest acquisitions. For this post I have selected 12 Russian and one Croatian postcards from stars of the pre-Soviet era. Enjoy these rare and wonderful cards, produced for that new and exciting phenomenon, the cinema of the Russian Empire, and for those legendary giants of the Russian stage of a century ago...

Vera Kholodnaya
Vera Kholodnaya. Russian postcard, no. 77. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Vera Karalli
Vera Karalli. Russian Postcard, no. 91, 1917. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Ossip Runitsch
Ossip Runitsch. Russian postcard, 1917. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Vera Kholodnaya
Vera Kholodnaya. Russian postcard, no. 2. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Lidia Ryndina, Vera Karalli and Vitold Polonsky in Vozmezdie (1916)
Lidia Ryndina, Vera Karalli and Vitold Polonsky in Vozmezdie (1916). Russian Postcard, no. 152. Collection: Didier Hanson. Photo: publicity still for Vozmezdie/Retribution (Yevgeni Bauer, 1916).

Vladimir Maksimov
Vladimir Maksimov. Russian postcard, no. 78. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Nathalie Kovanko and Jaque Catelaine
Croatian postcard by Mosinger Film, Zagreb. Collection: Didier Hanson. Jaque Catelain and Nathalie Kovanko played together in Le prince charmant/Prince Charming (Viktor Tourjansky, 1925).

Maxim Gorky and Feodor Chaliapin
Maxim Gorky and Feodor Chaliapin. Russian postcard. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Konstantin Stanislavski
Konstantin Stanislavski. Russian postcard. Collection: Didier Hanson.

The Jewish violonist Leibke
The character of the Jewish violonist Leibke in the play Anathema by Leonid Andreyev. Russian postcard. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Raphael Adelheim
Russian postcard, no. 310. Collection: Didier Hanson. Raphael Adelheim was one of the great actors of the Russian theatre, known for his Shakespeare interpretations. The Jewish actor also played in the silent biopic Leya Lifshitz (Ladislaw Starewicz, 1917). In 1938, he was named People's artist of the republic.

Vasili Kachalov in The Brothers Karamazov
Vasily Kachalov as Ivan in the play The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Russian postcard. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Vasili Kachalov in In Life's Clutches (1911)
Vasily Kachalov in the play In Life's Clutches (1911) by Knut Hamsun. Russian postcard. Collection: Didier Hanson.

Earlier posts about the collection of Didier Hanson were Rare postcards from the Cinema of the Russian Empire and New rare postcards from the Cinema of the Russian Empire. Thanks, Didier!

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