21 October 2012

The Choice of Miss Mertens

At Flicker, one of our dearest contacts is Miss Mertens. She often writes comments about her memories of the German cinema. At her own Flickr site, she has hundreds and hundreds of vintage postcards and photos of European royals. There are even nearly 300 vintage pictures of the Dutch Royal family at her site. For EFSP, Miss Mertens selected her favorite German and Austrian film star postcards from Truus, Bob and Jan Too!.
Here's the Choice of Miss Mertens:

Luise Ullrich
Luise Ullrich. German postcard by 'Das Ross Verlag, no. 8361, 1933-1934. Photo: Yva, Berlin. Collection: Didier Hanson.
Miss Mertens: "The young Luise Ullrich! How pretty she was! I remember that when I was a child, I saw a series with her, in which she played the mother!"

Paul Klinger
Paul Klinger. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. G 123, 1941-1944. Photo: Baumann / Ufa.
"One of the most popular figures of the post-war film! On the card in a typical pose: personable and friendly! The buddy-type!"

Otto Gebühr
Otto Gebühr. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 3265/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Tobis. Looks like a card for Der grosse König/The Great King (1942, Veit Harlan), one of the Frederick the Great films.
"The card shows the actor Otto Gebühr in his signature role as the 'old Fritz'. Like it!"

O.W. Fischer
O.W. Fischer. German collector's card. Photo: Roxy-Gloria-Wesel.
"O.W. More you don't say! The great Austrian actor! On the photo you can see what a good-looking man he was."

Wolf Albach-Retty
Wolf Albach-Retty. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6884/1, 1931-1932. Photo: Ufa.
"Father of Romy Schneider, a very handsome Austrian actor, what you see on the postcard!"

Viktor de Kowa
Viktor de Kowa. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. 3809/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Tobis/Star-Foto-Atelier.
"Viktor de Kowa was the 'jeune premier' type, the young handsome man, in the film Wir machen Musik/We make music. Later he moved on to character roles. The card is from the time of Wir machen Musik and to this day I think it is one of the best German musicals."

Ilse Werner
Ilse Werner. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. A 3732/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Quick / Ufa.
"Ilse Werner was the nice girl next door. She was not a diva like Zarah Leander or Marika Rokk! On the card she looks so natural."

Hans Holt
Hans Holt. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. A 2021/1, 1941 - 1944. Photo: Cine-Allianz.
"A popular figure. Even as an old man he still retained the youthful appearance he had on this photo!"

Heinz Rühmann
Heinz Rühmann. German postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. A 3774/1, 1941-1944. Photo: Baumann / Ufa.
"Also on this card: Heinz Rühmann and his grin. His trademark!"

Theo Lingen
Theo Lingen. German Postcard by Film-Foto-Verlag, no. A 3799/1. Photo: Binz, Berlin.
"One of the best German comedians! A great card from his early years, but even when he was very old, he was still on TV".

"So, Here are the 10 postcards, which I like. I really like so many of these cards, but you can not take them all!"

Danke schön, Miss Mertens!

The Choice of... is an irregularly appearing series. Earlier guests were Egbert Barten, Véronique3, Didier Hanson, Asa and Bunched Undies.

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