PORTRAIT : PRETTY ACTRESS COLETTE BRETTL : FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER SUSE BYK : (RPPC)

This postcard features pretty British film actress, Colette Brettl (also Brettel) (1902-1973). She made her film debut in Wuthering Heights (1920). After appearing in several British films in the early 1920’s, she moved to Germany and appeared in films there until the advent of sound movies. She was married to Dutch actor, Ernst Winar. The photograph that graces this card was taken by Sus Byk in Berlin, Germany. She was a highly respected photographer. She was a member of the Photographic Association of Berlin and in 1913, she attended the first conference of German Women Photographers at the Berlin Women’s Club. At some time in the 1910’s, she succeeded famed photographer Ernst Sandau at his studio. She trained photographers Martha Maas and Lore Feininger. In 1927, Byk married philosopher and playwright Hellmuth Falkenfeld. In 1938, the couple were forced to flee Berlin due to Nazi anti-semitism. Byk and her husband emigrated to New York via Rotterdam and London. This postcard was published by Ross Verlag as part of a series (No.3199/7). (SOLD)

ADORABLE AFRICAN AMERICAN LITTLE GIRL : PORTRAIT : RPPC

This vintage real photo postcard features an adorable African American little girl standing on a chair. The card is a miniature postcard (5 x 3.25 inches). (SOLD)

MISS GAYNOR ROWLANDS : ENGLISH STAGE ACTRESS; SINGER, AND DANCER

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These vintage real photo postcards feature English actress, singer, and dancer, Gaynor Rowlands (1883-1906). She carried the nickname of “The Nightingale of Wales”. She started her career in Empire Theatres’s Ballet. Upon graduation, she joined the company chorus line of George Edwarde’s Gaiety Theatre. She toured India in 1901/02. She quickly became a star and she became the most photographed of the “Gaiety Girls”. She was a popular subject of photo postcards and theatre magazine articles. Rowland’s life was cut short when she died of heart failure at the age of twenty-three after surgery for appendicitis. Eight portraits of Gaynor are in England’s National Portrait Gallery. The IMDb reports that she has one film in her filmography. lt was released in 1905.

Postcard 1 is a pretty portrait of Miss Rowlands that was published by Raphael Tuck & Sons as part of the Glosso Postcard Series (No. 5709) and the “Celebrities of the Stage Series”. The writer of this postcard used only one word to describe Gaynor. That word is “Lovely”. There is no doubt about the date that this postcard was written and sent. Not only does the postmark reveal that this card was mailed in 1905, but the writer wrote the same date on the front of the postcard. The card was mailed from Hounslow, a borough of London. This postcard is in good condition (see scans).

Postcard 2 is a portrait postcard that was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (No. 1615U). Note Miss Rowland’s necklace and earrings. The message on this card offers Christmas greetings. The postcard was postmarked on Christmas day in 1908. This postcard is in very good condition (see scans). (SOLD)

Postcard 3 was published by Rotary Photo as part of a series (No.1887 T). Embedded in the image is the logo for “Play Pictorial”. The postcard was posted with a British stamp and a postmark from 1906. The card is in very good condition (see scans). .

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PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN : McMINNVILLE, OREGON : IDENTIFIED AS MINNIE MILLER

This cabinet card features a pretty young woman posing for her portrait at the Fritz studio in McMinnville, Oregon. Note the pin at her collar and the large bow on the left shoulder of her dress. An inscription on the reverse of the photograph identifies the woman as “Minnie Miller”. According to one source, According to one source, Charles Fritz (1854-1899) operated the “Fritz Superior Gallery” in McMinnville in the year 1891. During his career he also operated studios in Hillsboro, Portland, and Forest Grove in the state of Oregon. (SOLD)

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PORTRAIT OF A PRETTY YOUNG WOMAN AND HER BEAUTIFUL WHITE HORSE

This vintage real photo postcard features a pretty long haired young woman posing with a beautiful white horse. Bothe the woman and the horse are very expressive. The postcard was published by LWA as part of a series (No. V/3). (SOLD)

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ANNY ONDRA: BEAUTIFUL AND TALENTED ACTRESS AND WIFE OF BOXING CHAMPION MAX SCHMELING

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This risque vintage real photo postcard (Postcard 1) features actress Anny Ondra. The postcard was published by Iris Verlag. The photograph is by Verleih Norbert & Co.. The postcard is part of a series (no. 5446). The photo seen on this postcard captures Ondra in a scene from the movie “Blackmail” (1929). This particular postcard is rare. I have searched extensively and have not been able to locate this particular image elsewhere. Anny Ondra (1903-1987) was a Czech film actress. She was born in Tarnow, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Poland). She was active in the movie industry between 1914 and 1957. She acted in Czech, Austrian, and German films in the 1920’s. She appeared in some British dramas, most notably, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Manxman” (1929) and “Blackmail” (1929). The IMDb credits Ondra with over 90 acting credits between 1914 and 1957. She appeared in more than 40 films in the sound era. However, her career in British films was hurt by her thick accent. Check out the youtube video below. In this “test film”, Hitchcock “interviews” Ondra and makes her visibly uncomfortable and embarrassed by asking her very personal questions. She was married to German boxing champion Max Schmeling between 1933 and 1987. Schmeling was the world champion between 1930 and 1932. He is  well known for his fights with African American fighter, Joe Lewis. Ondra’s father was a Czech, Austro-Hungarian military officer and she grew up in Tarnow, Pula, and Prague. At the early age of seventeen, she acted in the theater as well as in a film. When her family learned that she had acted in a film, they were extremely angry. In fact, she reported that she was given a beating by her father. Post World War I was a time, for many people, that being an actress was akin to being a prostitute. Ondra began to live with her boyfriend (her debut film’s director) but after some time, the relationship ended because she wanted a family and he wanted nothing to do with marriage. In 1933, after a three year romance, Anny married Max Schmeling. She had been in a film with the boxer (“Knock-Out”, 1935). It was a “happy” marriage and the couple remained together until her death in 1987. Ondra and Schmeling were hot names in Nazi Germany. German fascists tried to exploit them in order to popularize their movement. Schmeling was seen as a German superman while Ondra represented the blonde Aryan type. The two celebrities refused to collaborate. Schmeling turned down honors and even helped hide two Jewish children, saving their lives. However, because of Nazi propoganda, many believed that the couple had collaborated. As a result, Schmeling and Ondra suffered financially for their fictional cooperation with the Nazis. Ondra was portrayed in two modern day movies, “Ring of Passion” (1978) and Joe and Max (2002).  (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Ross Verlag. The photograph is from the Hammerer studio.  The logo for UFA, a German film company, can be seen in the right hand bottom corner of the image.   (SOLD)

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GLADYS COOPER : BEAUTIFUL BRITISH ACTRESS : PRESS PHOTO (1921) AND POSTCARD

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This 1921 press photo (Press Photo 1)features British actress, theatrical manager, and producer Gladys Cooper (1888-1971). Her career spanned over seven decades and she acted on stage, film, and television. She was a popular “pin-up” model for British troops during World War I. In 1967, she was awarded the coveted title of Dame of the Order of the British Empire. Cooper was known for both her talent and her beauty. This press photo focuses on her beauty. In fact the caption of the photograph states “Gladys Cooper : The Most Beautiful Actress In England”. This press photo was produced by the Keystone View Company. Cooper was about 33 years of age at the time this photograph was taken. (SOLD)

Postcard 1 features the Gladys Cooper’s fascimile autograph. This “hand-painted” postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of the “British Beauty” series (B1-5). The firm was located in London. (SOLD)

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FABIENNE : PRETTY STAGE STAR : PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL BOYER : COLOR TINTED

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Postcard 1 features lovely edwardian stage performer, Fabienne Darlay. Her photograph was expertly taken by the celebrated French photographer, Paul Boyer (1861-1908). He was based in Paris, and photographed many celebrities during his career. This postcard was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. Note there is minor cornerwear and a light crease in the upper left hand corner of the card. (SOLD)

Postcard 2 was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). This image was hand tinted. This postcard dates back to circa 1904-1908. (SOLD)

Postcard 3 features another photograph by Paul Boyer and this postcard was also published by SIP as part of a series (No.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard was postmarked in 1906. (SOLD)

Postcard 4 was published by Societe Industrielle de Photograpie (SIP) of Rueil, France, and was part of a series (no.1441). The image was hand tinted. This postcard was postmarked in 1906.  (SOLD)

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LILLIAN BURNS : EARLY AMERICAN FILM ACTRESS AND ACTING COACH : RAPHAEL TUCK RPPC

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Postcard 1 features pretty film actress Lillian Burns (1903-1998). Burns was an American stage actress hailing from Illinois. She is most known for performing in “A  Florida Enchantment” (1914), “The Goddess” (1915), and “The Shop Girl” (1916). She was an acting coach for MGM from 1937 until the early 1960’s. Her filmography includes 41 credits from 1912 through 1916. This photograph was taken by celebrity photographer Lallie Charles (1869-1919). She and her sister, Rita Martin, were the most commercially successful female photographers of their time. The pair were from Ireland. They took photographs of many of celebrities of their era. This photograph was published by Raphael Tuck as part of a series (no.T825). The series was entitled “Celebrities of the Stage”. This postcard is in excellent condition (see scans).

Postcard 2 was also taken by Lallie Charles . This photograph was published by Rapid Photo Co. as part of a series (no.4228).The card was postmarked in 1908.

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NINA WOOD : STAGE ACTRESS AND MUSIC HALL PERFORMER

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This vintage real photo postcard (Postcard 1) features pretty stage actress Miss Nina Wood. The message on the reverse tells the recipient that this postcard “will be a nice addition to your collection”. The postcard was published by Rotary Photo as part of the Rotary Photographic Series (no.1787A). The photographer that took this photo is the John Story & Hoffmann studio. The postcard is postmarked 1905.  (SOLD)

Postcard 2 features Miss Nina Wood wearing a large hat and holding a bouquet of flowers. The postcard was published by Wildt & Kray {W & K) which was based in London. (SOLD)

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