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Pierre Brice (Winnetou) is dead von Truus, Bob & Jan too!
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German postcard, no. 3. Photo: Rialto / Constantin. Publicity still for Winnetou III. Teil/Winnetou: The Last Shot (Harald Reinl, 1963). with Pierre Brice and Lex Barker. Caption: “Während Winnetou und Old Shatterhand zurückreiten, berichtet der Sekretär des Gouverneurs - der dem Letter des Desperados als Spitzel dient - von der Unterredung. Man beschliesst den Tod Winnetous und Old Shatterhands, der als Unfall hergestellt werden soll, und zwar durch vorzeitige Sprengung des Steinbruchs.” (While Winnetou and Old Shatterhand ride back, the secretary of the governor reports about the conversation - which letter serves the spying Desperados. They decide to kill Winnetou and Old Shatterhand, produced as an accident, by premature detonation of the quarry.) Pierre Brice, the French actor who fascinated millions of European film fans in his role as Apache chief Winnetou has died. The handsome Brice (1929-2015) was the hero of 11 films based on German author Karl May’s tales of America’s colonization. During the 1960s, Winnetou - a long-haired saint with a gun - was a superstar among European kids. Brice died in a clinic near Paris. He was 86. After a Hollywood career as Tarzan and as Mr. Lana Turner, Lex Barker (1919-1973) moved to Europe. Here he worked with Federico Fellini and later became Old Shatterhand in the popular Karl May film series. Sources: Deutsche Welle and IMDb. Tomorrow there will be a special post on Brice at our blog European Film Star Postcards .

Grace Jones by Truus, Bob & Jan too!
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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.

je bent je eigen film-ster

je bent je eigen film-ster

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afscheid neem je
vrijwel over is de film
waarin jij zo graag je rol speelde

het script en plot waren goed
soms zwaar – de rol
uitdagend en leerzaam

dromen ontstonden
gingen kapot
soms
maar werden
meestal
gerealiseerd

je was
bent
je eigen film-ster

het vervolg nu
wordt geschreven
met een nieuwe speler
is de hoofdrol
die er ís
tenminste

weer en opnieuw
worden avonturen aangegaan
worden keuzes…

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René Alexandre by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.


René Alexandre

French postcard. Photo: Pathé.

René Alexandre (1885-1946) was a French actor of the Comédie-Française. Between 1909 and 1940 he acted in some 53 films, mainly shorts by Pathé but also Antoine’s rural drama La Terre (1921).

Filmster: Find The Best Films On iTunes

Filmster: Find The Best Films On iTunes

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Filmster: Find The Best Films On iTunes

Option Trading Partners – Independent developer, Maxime Gabella today announces Filmster for iOS devices. The app searches iTunes for films that were in competition at top international film festivals. It then creates a list of available films specifying the awards that they won. The user can…

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Betty Nansen by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.


Betty Nansen

British postcard. The Ideal Film Renting Co., London. The Vandyck Printers, Bristol and London.

Betty Nansen (1873-1943) was a Danish stage and film actress and theatre director of the theatre that carries her name, the Betty Nansen Theatre.