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15 January 2016

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: Exotic Ufa Divas

During the 1920s and 1930s, Berlin was the film capital of Europe. The main film studio was the Ufa, situated at Babelsberg. Girls from all over Europe went to Germany wishing to become a film star. Today twelve postcards of Ufa divas who were born outside of Germany.

Pola Negri
From Poland: Pola Negri. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1200/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa.

Truus van Aalten
From The Netherlands: Truus van Aalten. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1720/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa.

Xenia Desni
From Ukrain: Xenia Desnia. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1735/2, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa.

Olga Tschechova
From Russia: Olga Tschechova. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1799/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa.

Anna Sten
From Ukrain: Anna Sten. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6371/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Ufa.

Lien Deyers
From The Netherlands: Lien Deyers. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6552/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Ufa. Collection: Geoffrey Donaldson Instituut.

Rose Barsony
From Hungary: Rose Barsony. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 7106/1, 1932-1933. Photo: Atelier Yva, Berlin / Ufa.

Käthe von Nagy
From Hungary: Käthe von Nagy. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 8099/1, 1933-1934. Photo: Ufa.

Kristina Söderbaum
From Sweden: Kristina Söderbaum. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. A 3613/2, 1941-1944. Photo: Baumann / Ufa. Collection: Geoffrey Donaldson Instituut.

Kirsten Heiberg, Viktor Staal
From Norway: Kirsten Heiberg. Big card by Ross Verlag. Photo: Hämmerer / Ufa. Publicity still for Frauen für Golden Hill/Women for Golden Hill (Erich Waschneck, 1938) with Viktor Staal.

Zarah Leander
From Sweden: Zarah Leander. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. G 153, 1941-1944. Photo: Foto Quick / Ufa.

Marika Rökk
From Hungary: Marika Rökk. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. G 179, 1941-1944. Photo: Ufa.

This is a post for Postcard Friendship Friday, hosted by Beth at the The Best Hearts are Crunchy. You can visit her by clicking on the button below.


1 comment:

Beth Niquette said...

Wow...these ladies are so lovely. I loved this post. I have always been fascinated by photos of people from that era. Thank you for these postcards--I've never seen their like before.

I loved your story about your funny red cat Jojo. I have never seen a red cat before, so that must have been quite a sight! :D I love stories. Thank you for sharing that one. Have a lovely week, Paul.