28 December 2018

The Choice of Daniël van der Aa

Today the last guest post of 2018. We invited the young collector Daniël van der Aa from Rotterdam to share his choice of favourite postcards with us. And he choose to show the complete card: both the front and the back side. Daniël has a passion for the cinema and he also collects posters and other film memorabilia. Furthermore, he is writing his own film screenplay at the moment. And as he writes below, Daniel loves Claudia Cardinale as much as we do, maybe even more, and he loves cats.

Claudia Cardinale

Claudia Cardinale (2)

Claudia Cardinale. German postcard in the Kolibri Foto-Karte series by Friedrich W. Sander-Verlag, Minden-Westf., no. 2515. Photo: Universal International. Publicity still for The Hell with Heroes (Joseph Sargent, 1968). Daniel: "CC is my favourite actress of all time. What a beauty!!!"

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in The Kid (1921)

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in The Kid (1921) (2)

Postcard by Palm Pictures, no. C 23. Photo: publicity still for The Kid (Charles Chaplin, 1921) with Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan. Tom Wilson is probably the cop in the background. Daniël: "I love the old comedians like Chaplin, Lloyd, Keaton, Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Fields, Our Gang, Marx Brothers to name a few."

James Dean in East of Eden (1955)

James Dean (2)

James Dean. Postcard in the Photographs series, no. 105. Photo: publicity still for East of Eden (Elia Kazan, 1955). Daniël: "One of my favourite actors, who died way too young. The one and only rebel."

Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

British postcard in the Picturegoer Series, London, no. 229. Photo: Frazier, N.Y. Daniël: "Am a huge fan of the silent pictures era. Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford are two of my favourite stars from the silent era."

Great Garbo in Queen Christina (1933)

Great Garbo (2)

Greta Garbo. German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 6771/2, 1931-1932. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Publicity still for Queen Christina (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933). Daniël: "Garbo is my second favourite actress of all time."

Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont in A Night at the Opera (1935)

Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont (2)

Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont (3)

British 'double' postcard by Heroes Creative, London, no. HH 125. Photo: publicity still of Groucho Marx and Margaret Dumont in A Night at the Opera (Sam Wood, 1935). Caption: You Suck and I'll blow or we'll both be suckers. Daniël: "Love the humor of the Marx Brothers and especially Groucho's. 'One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know'."

John Wayne

John Wayne (2)

John Wayne. Belgian postcard by Nieuwe Merksemsche Chocolaterie S.P.R.L., Merksem. Photo: Republic Pictures. Caption: "Cette photo vous est offerte par la: Nieuwe Merksemsche Chocolaterie S.P.R.L. Avenue Rerum-Novarum 4, a Merksem (Anvers)." Daniël: "John Wayne is simply the best Western actor ever."

Gustav Fröhlich

Gustav Fröhlich (2)

German postcard, no. 1798/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa. Daniël: "A photo of Gustav Fröhlich from the times he played the lead in Metropolis (Fritz Lang, 1927). I love the silent German movies like Metropolis, Die Nibelungen, Nosferatu, Der Golem."

Brigitte Helm

Brigitte Helm (2)

French postcard by J.R.P.R., no. 337. Photo: Studio Lorelle, Paris. Publicity still for L'Argent/The Money (Marcel L'Herbier, 1928). Daniël: "Brigitte Helm is my favorite German actress."

Paul Richter in Die Nibelungen, I. Teil (1924)

Paul Richter in Die Nibelungen (1924) (2)

German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 678/4. Photo: Decla / Ufa-Film. Publicity still for Die Nibelungen, I. Teil/Die Nibelungen: Siegfried (Fritz Lang, 1924). Caption: Siegfried bathes in the dragon's blood. Daniël: "Paul Richter as Siegfried."

Al Pacino in Scarface (1983)

Al Pacino in Scarface (1983) (2)

Al Pacino in Scarface (1983). Postcard, no. C120. Photo: poster for Scarface (Brian De Palma, 1983). Daniël: "Scarface is one of my favorite movies and characters off all time."


Bobcat (2)

The Bobcat. American postcard by The L.L. Cook Co., Milwaukee, Wisc., no. 1502-V. Daniël: "1960s. Love cats and especially the older cards, because of the colors."

Many thanks Daniël!

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