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Tuesday, December 03, 2013

La Jana Autograph, CoA

La Jana Autograph

La Jana: German Ross publisher edition of a b/w print, depicting the young pretty actress La Jana. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm), good condition. 

La Jana (Henriette Margarethe Hiebel, 1905- 1940) was an Austro-German dancer and actress. She appeared as a dancer in revues in Berlin, Stockholm (1933) and London (1934/35) among other cities, performing in Herman Haller's An und Aus, Erik Charell's Casanova and Max Reinhardt's Die schöne Helena. In Casanova she was presented to the audience semi-naked on a silver platter. She became the talk of Berlin. Crown Prince Wilhelm became her lover and visited her regularly at her villa in Grunewald. There were also rumours of an affair between her and Joseph Goebbels.

The impresario Charles B. Cochran, in contrast, reports reading in a newspaper that "Hitler was seldom seen in public without La Jana".When Charlie Chaplin was in Berlin, they had an affair which he wrote up for the Women's Home Companion.

With Cochran's Streamline, La Jana toured throughout England and Scotland in 1934. In this show, she played a Spanish dancer. After her return to Germany, Truxa (filmed in 1936, released in 1937) made her a film star and from then on she appeared in one or more films almost every year. The Tiger of Eschnapur (originally Der Tiger von Eschnapur) from 1938, directed by Richard Eichberg, was a highlight in her career.

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Franz Lehar Autograph: Signed Photo. CoA

Franz Lehar Autograph

Franz Lehar portrait photo with autograph and dedication, signed in Wien in 1941.

Size: 17,6 x 23,8 cm (7 x 9.6 inches). Good condition. Authentic, hand written signature.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Franz Lehár (1870 – 1948), known in Hungarian as Lehár Ferenc, was an Austrian composer of Hungarian descent, mainly known for his operettas. Lehár studied violin and composition at the Prague Conservatory but was advised by Antonín Dvořák to focus on composing music. After graduation in 1899 he joined his father's band in Vienna, as assistant bandmaster.

In 1902 he became conductor at the historic Vienna Theater an der Wien, where his first opera Wiener Frauen was performed in November of that year. He is most famous for his operettas - the most successful of which is The Merry Widow (Die lustige Witwe), but he also wrote sonatas, symphonic poems, marches, and a number of waltzes. Lehár was also associated with the operatic tenor Richard Tauber, who sang in many of his operettas, beginning with Frasquita (1922), in which Lehár once again found a suitable post-war style.

Between 1925 and 1934 he wrote six operettas specifically for Tauber's voice. By 1935 he decided to form his own publishing house, Glocken-Verlag (“Publishing House of the Bells”), to maximize his personal control over performance rights to his works.

He died in 1948 in Bad Ischl, near Salzburg where he was also buried.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Attractive, slim Agate Snuff Bottle - 玛瑙鼻烟壶

Attractive, slim Agate Snuff Bottle

Attractive Agate Snuff Bottle

Chinese vintage snuff bottle with attractive, natural design. 玛瑙鼻烟壶

Beige-grey agate with brown to dark-brown enclosures. Well hollowed. Metal stopper with blue stone ( tiny, sparkling enclosure). Oval-shaped. Height: 7,9 cm (3,2 inches), width: 2,1 cm.

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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Mela Koehler Postcard with Christmas Motif

Mela Koeher Xmas Postcard

Mela Koehler Decorative Postcard with Christmas Motif

Mela Koehler Xmas Postcard. Decorative Art Nouveau postcard, lithographed. The postcard depicts a pretty young lady with a stylized Christmas tree.

Artist signed Mela Koehler. Published by M. Munk Wien as Nr. 1037.

Used in Germany in 1913. Good condition.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Unusual Krampus Postcard

Krampus and St. Nicholas: Unusual Postcards 

vintage Krampus postcard

Funny old Krampus and Saint Nicholas postcard, depicting a slim Krampus and St. Nicholas carrying corned beef tins.

(At the end and after World War II European countries like Austria and Germany received food support from the USA due the Marshall plan).

Artist signed: Alex

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Saturday, March 09, 2013

WW1: Wiener Caricaturen Mocking Postcard

Pan-Slavists: Mocking Postcard WWI Wiener Caricaturen

old Austrian telephone card

WW1: b/w postcard „Panslavisten“. Russians, heavily drinking, funny text.

War series by „Wiener Caricaturen“. Published by Wiener Caricaturen. Good condition.

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