EMIL JANNINGS - INSCRIBED PICTURE POSTCARD SIGNED - HFSID 112332
Sale Price $510.00
Emil Jannings signs a sepia picture postcard of him wearing a suit and bow tie.
Picture postcard inscribed and signed: "Franklin Perry Kaufmann/your friend from Zimmering/Emil Jannings". Sepia, 3½x5½ overall, image 3x4¼ (one surface). Name printed at bottom blank margin. Emil Jannings (1884-1950), born Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz in Switzerland to an American father and German mother, began acting professionally in 1902 and made his first German film in 1914. By then, he had achieved fame as a dramatic stage actor. Hollywood beckoned by 1927, and he signed with Paramount. His early American silent films, The Way of All Flesh (1927) and The Last Command (1928), were jointly rewarded with the first Academy Award for Best Actor (1928). Jannings' heavy German accent in "talkies", however, hastened his departure from Hollywood. His later associations with the Nazi Party and anti-British propaganda films caused him to be blacklisted by Hollywood and European film producers, and, even though Jannings was cleared by the U.S. government and converted to Catholicism after WWII, he was never able to recapture his earlier success. Slightly soiled and creased just touching the paraph. Photo is slightly soiled, barely evident head on. Overall, fine condition.
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