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<br />Austrian postcard by Iris Verlag, nr. 330. Photo: Zimbler.
Elegant French actress Arlette Marchal (1902-1984) started as a fashion model and from the 1950’s on she dedicated herself mostly to her fashion enterprise. Between 1922 and 1951 she starred in 41 European and American films.
Lucy Doraine por Truus, Bob & Jan too! Via Flickr: German postcard by Ross Verlag, Berlin, no. 3165/1, 1928-1929. Photo: C.O. Hoppé, London.
In spite of her French name, Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) was a major Austrian-Hungarian actress in the Austrian and German cinema of the 1920s. When she moved to Hollywood, the revolution of the sound film finished her career.
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<br />Austrian postcard by Iris Verlag, no. 5513. Photo: Ernst Schneider, Berlin.
Beautiful actress Iris Arlan (? - ?) worked for Max Reinhardt’s theatre company and appeared in several German and Austrian silent films. Around 1936, after roles in a handful of sound films, she disappeared into oblivion.
Grace Jones by Truus, Bob & Jan too! Via Flickr: British postcard by Heroes, London, no. PC 544.
Grace Jones (1948) is a Jamaican singer, supermodel, and actress. Classic is her album Nightclubbing (1981) and unforgettable are her hits La Vie en Rose, Pull Up to the Bumper and I’ve Seen That Face Before. She was also memorable as a James Bond villain in A View to a Kill (1985). But foremost, the unusual, androgynous, bold, dark-skinned artist was a style icon for the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Claude Rains by Truus, Bob & Jan too! Via Flickr: British postcard in the Picturegoer Series, London, no. 917. Photo: Paramount.
The career of English stage and film actor Claude Rains (1889-1967) spanned 47 years. In Hollywood he was a supporting actor who achieved A-list stardom. With his smooth distinguished voice he could portray a wide variety of roles, ranging from villains to sympathetic gentlemen. He is best known as the title figure in The Invisible Man (1933), as wicked Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), as a corrupt senator in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), and, of course, as Captain Renault in Casablanca (1942).
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