EMIL JANNINGS - PICTURE POST CARD SIGNED - HFSID 254848
Sale Price $405.00
German sepia picture postcard of Emil Jannings sitting in a chair wearing a suit and tie.
German Postcard Photograph signed: "Emil Jannings". Sepia, 3½x5½. 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. Pinhead-size stain at blank border. Fine condition.
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