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07 June 2017

Ross Verlag Postcards, Part 5: the final years

We continue our tribute to German publishing company Ross Verlag. In 1937, founder Heinrich Ross was forced out his own company by the National Socialists through their Arisierung (Aryanization) program. As a Jew he was not permitted to own a business anymore. The Nazis retained the Ross Verlag name until 1941. For this post it was much harder to find interesting postcards than for the earlier Ross posts. Not only the founder was missed but also many of the great artists of the Weimar Republic had fled the Third Reich. So both before and behind the camera had been a dramatic brain drain. However, Nazi Germany still produced some classic films and among the many glamour portraits there are some that are more than mere kitsch.

Frits van Dongen in Der Tiger von Eschnapur (1938)
Frits van Dongen (Philip Dorn). German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. A 1290, 1937-1938. Photo: Tobis / Eichberg-Film. Publicity still for Der Tiger von Eschnapur/The Tiger of Eschnapur (Richard Eichberg, 1938).

Robert Donat
Robert Donat. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 1372/1, 1937-1938. Photo: London Film Prod.

Anneliese Uhlig
Anneliese Uhlig. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 1623/1, 1937-1938. Photo: Sandau.

La Jana
La Jana. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1745/2, 1937-1938. Photo: Wog, Berlin. Collection: Didier Hanson. Publicity still for Der Tiger von Eschnapur/The Tiger of Eschnapur (Richard Eichberg, 1938).

Peter Bosse
Peter Bosse. German Postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 1859/2, 1937-1938. Photo: Sandau, Berlin.

Viktor de Kowa
Viktor de Kowa. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 2401/1, 1939-1940. Photo: Tobis / Sandau.

Irene von Meyendorff
Irene von Meyendorff. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 2592/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Tobis / Quick.

Brigitte Horney
Brigitte Horney. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 2745/2, 1941-1944.

Hans Albers in Trenck, der Pandur (1940)
Hans Albers. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 2879/2, 1939-1940. Photo: Brix / Tobis. Publicity still for Trenck, der Pandur/Major Trenck (Herbert Selpin, 1940).

Paul Hörbiger
Paul Hörbiger. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3118/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Terra / Wien-Film.

Paul Kemp
Paul Kemp. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3146/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Ufa.

Clara Calamai
Clara Calamai. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3171/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Tita Binz / DIFU.

Charles Trenet
Charles Trenet. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3194, 1941-1944. Photo: Harcourt-Schostal.

Lotte Koch
Lotte Koch. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3204/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Baumann / Ufa.

Hansi Knoteck
Hansi Knoteck. German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. A 3218/2, 1941-1944. Photo: Tita Binz, Berlin.

Heinz Rühmann
Heinz Rühmann. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3227/2, 1941-1944. Photo: Ufa / Baumann.

Joachim Gottschalk
Joachim Gottschalk. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3253/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Baumann / Terra.

Hannelore Schroth
Hannelore Schroth. German Postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 3359/1. Photo: Haenchen / Tobis.

Theo Lingen
Theo Lingen. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3362/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Karl Ewald.

Mireille Balin
Mireille Balin. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3419/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Ufa.

To be continued tomorrow.

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