15 June 2013

The Choice of greta-g

The new Flickr lay-out caused many users to abandon ship, so to say. And yes I miss the classic Flickr home page too, and indeed, our pictures get less views than before the makeover. But Truus, Jan and I have decided to stay. And happily, many of our contacts did so too. greta-g from Moscow even started a new Flickr group: Actrice: French actresses. We joined it asap, of course.

Greta-g's great passion is a certain Swedish actress who became a Hollywood legend. At gg's site you can find sets of her 1922 debut in Luffar-Petter, of her final film Two-Faced Woman, and of all her work in-between. But gg also made sets on Isabella Rossellini, Michèle Morgan, Vermeer and many others. Take a look! And we invited her for our series The Choice of... Here's her selection:

Greta Garbo "Wild Orchids"1928  by James Manatt
Greta Garbo in Wild Orchids (Sidney Franklin, 1929). German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 4255/2, 1929-1930. Photo: James Manatt (1928) / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Collection: greta-g.
gg: "Garbo is Garbo."

Hedy Kiesler (Lamarr)
Hedy Lamarr. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6530/2, 1931-1932. Photo: Atelier Schenker, Berlin. Collection: greta-g.
"Hedy is so young and beautiful on this card!"

Romy Schneider
Romy Schneider. German postcard by Rüdel Verlag. Photo: Erma / Herzog-Film / Czerwonski. Collection: greta-g.
"The destiny of Romy is so tragic, that it would be desirable though for a minute to forget about it."

La Jana
La Jana. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. K 1138. Photo: Atelier Binder, Berlin. Collection: Didier Hanson.
"Das indische Grabmal - unforgettable."

Brigitte Helm
Brigitte Helm. French postcard in the Europe series, no. 66, ca. 1932. Photo: Studio Lorelle.
"An amazing type of beauty."

Henny Porten
Henny Porten. German postcard by Rotophot in the Film Sterne series, no. 114/1. Photo: Messter Film, Berlin.
"Such faces you will not see now."

Zarah Leander
Zarah Leander. German postcard by Das Programm von heute / Ross Verlag. Photo: Baumann / Ufa. Publicity still for Das Herz einer Königin/A Queen's Heart (Carl Froehlich, 1940) on the life of the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart.
"The beauty and fine deep voice of Zarah cannot leave you indifferent."

Marina Vlady
Marina Vlady. Serbian postcard by ZK, no. 2183. Sent by mail in 1961.
"Vlady in La Sorcière."

Beata Tyszkiewicz
Beata Tyszkiewicz. East-German postcard by VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb, Berlin, no. 190/69, 1969. Retail price: 0,20 MDN.
"Beata Tyszkiewicz is one of Poland’s quintessentially cinematic beauties. Beata forever!"

Nastassia Kinski
Nastassja Kinski. Vintage postcard by Palm Pictures, no. C 32. Publicity still for Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984).
"Nastassja by Wenders - mysterious and beautiful."

"Greetings from Moscow!" Thanks gg!

The Choice of... is an irregular series. Earlier guests were Egbert Barten, Véronique3, Didier Hanson, Asa, Bunched Undies, Miss Mertens, Manuel Palomino Arjona, Meiter, Gill, Jan-Hein Bal and Marlène Pilaete.

Do you also want to share your choice? Write a comment and I'll contact you.


Bunched Undies said...

A Wonderful assortment of beauties! Thank you for linking to the bios, it is a great way to learn more about them.

Paul van Yperen said...

gg made a wonderful selection. I think the Hedy Lamarr card is a true find.