LOUISE KARTOUSCH - INSCRIBED PHOTOGRAPH MOUNT SIGNED CIRCA 1926 - HFSID 169407
Sale Price $234.00
A rare signature from the Austrian operetta singer and actress to "dear Miss Enke", extending best wishes and greetings
Inscribed photograph mount signed (translated): "For dear Miss Enke/with best wishes and/greetings/Louise Kartousch 1926", in blue ink, 8¼x11. Affixed is a sepia toned photograph of Kartousch in a fur coat. Louise Kartousch (1886-1964) was a character actor and operetta singer hailing from Austria. First beginning an acting career as a child, Kartousch rose to prominence during what was called the Silver Era of Viennese Opera, landing leading roles in Dollarprinzessin, Rose von Stambul, and Graf von Luxemburg. Kartousch also made a number of film appearances, with most of her roles occurring in the 1930's, including The Happiest Married Couple in Vienna (1937) and Die Pompadour (1935). Mount bowed. Corners worn and creased, esp. heavy on bottom corners. Toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand). Small tear on top margin. Mount creased on right and left edge of photograph. Lightly soiled, esp. on top right corner. Edges lightly worn. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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