17 April 2016

Twelve new acquisitions

Yesterday, we were at the International Collector's Fair in the city of Utrecht. The enormous halls of the Jaarbeurs, full of vintage memorabilia (see the picture below), are the hunting grounds where Bob & Jan hunt for their vintage postcards. In this post six new trophies of Jan and six of Bob.

Int. Collector's Fair (Utrecht, April 2016)
Int. Collector's Fair (Utrecht, April 2016).

Baby Peggy
Baby Peggy. French postcard by Cinémagazine-Edition, Paris, no. 235.

Au nom de l'honneur
French postcard by Croissant, Paris, no. 3672. Photo: Film Pathé. Publicity still for Un drame à Venise/Venetian Tragedy (Lucien Nonguet, 1906). Sent by mail in 1917.

Polaire. French postcard by B.J.C., Paris. Photo: Reutlinger, Paris. Bouffes-Parisiens.

Alexander Moissi and Luis Rainer in Jedermann (1926)
Austrian postcard. Photo: Willinger, Wien. Publicity still for the stage production Jedermann with Alexander Moissi as Jedermann and Luis Rainer as Death, staged at the Salzburger Festspiele 1926.

Dita Parlo and Willy Fritsch in Ungarische Rhapsodie
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 104/4. Photo: Ufa. Publicity still for Ungarische Rhapsodie/Hungarian Rhapsody (Hanns Schwarz, 1928) with Willy Fritsch and Dita Parlo.

Pola Negri in The Way of Lost Souls (Son dernier tango)
Pola Negri. Belgian postcard issued by the Splendid-Cinéma in Brussels for The Way of Los Souls aka The Woman He Scorned (in French: Son dernier tango, dir. Paul Czinner 1929). It was produced by Gaumont-British as early sound film (some say it was instead a late silent film, so maybe it was shot in both a silent and a sound version). Pola Negri plays a prostitute who marries lighthouse keeper (Hans Rehmann), but her past and her old lover (Warwick Ward) haunt her. It was Czinner's first British film. he would eventually settle in Britain with his wife, actress Elisabeth Bergner, pursued by the Nazis. Location shooting was done in Cornwall.

Marlene Dietrich and Clive Brook in Shanghai Express (1932)
German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6379/2, 1931-1932. Photo: Paramount. Marlene Dietrich as Shanghai Lily and Clive Brook as 'Doc' Harvey in Shanghai Express (Josef von Sternberg, 1932).

Hans Albers
Hans Albers. German postcard. by Ross Verlag, no. 7039/1, 1932-1933. Photo: Ufa. Publicity still for Der weiße Dämon/The White Demon (Kurt Gerron, 1932).

Armand Mestral
Armand Mestral. French postcard by Studio Star, Paris. Photo: Star, Paris.

Antonella Lualdi
Antonella Lualdi. German postcard by Ufa. Photo: Angelo Frontoni / Ufa.

Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963)
German postcard by ISV, no. A.104. Photo: 20th Century Fox. Elizabeth Taylor in the epic Cleopatra (Joseph Manckiewcz, 1963).

Jean-Marc Barr in The Scarlet Tunic (1998)
Jean-Marc Barr. British postcard by ABC, London. Photo: publicity still for The Scarlet Tunic (Stuart St. Paul, 1998).

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