Discussion in 'Icons From The Past' started by Luxury's Lap, Oct 20, 2005.
oh, how I love this thread! thank you for every single post!
Käthe von Nagy: Born Kató Nagy in Szabadka, Austria-Hungary (now Subotica, Vojvodina, Yugoslavia) April 4, 1904.
Käthe von Nagy wanted to get married at the age of 16, therefore, her parents put her in the Santa Chrisitana Convent, near Vienna. After that, she worked in her father's office and besides started to secretly write short stories for newspapers. In Budapest, she studied acting, dancing and singing, but her parents were not very happy. In 1926, she went to Berlin to make movies. She got a small part in the film "Männer von der Ehe" (1927) and Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume" (1927) ("Vienna, City of My Dreams"). In 1930, she went into talkies with "Der Andere" (1930). She also made the French version of "Bomben auf Monte Carlo" (1931). In the German film, Anna Sten played the part. In 1938, she played in "Finale" ("Die Unruhigen Mädchen", "Les Sourires de Vienne"). After that she made 6 films in France. Her last one was Die Försterchristl (1952), alongside Johanna Matz. She died of cancer in Hollywood in 1973.
(Text: imdb; pictures: film.virtual-history.com)
A few more of Käthe von Nagy...
'Descending the stairs' - 1932; 'Profiles' - 1933; 'Pattern-a-Rama' - 1934
Kay Francis in 1934's "Mandalay"...
Brigette Helm: Although best known for her role in 1927's Metropolis, I think these pictures are mostly from the 30s.
Even more Brigette....
Last three of Brigette!
Liane Haid was a prima ballerina, dancer, singer, stage and film actress. As a child, she studied voice and dancing and played at the Viennese Open Ballet. She worked in Budapest and Vienna as a dancer. On stage, she was in Berlin and Vienna. She also made close to a hundred movies - silents and talkies. She was the first female star of Austria. She was married three times. The last one was Swiss Dr. Carl Spycher, with which she had one son, the jazz musician, Pierre Spycher. She lived with her family near Bern, Switzerland, where she died at the age of 105 years young (Born 1895, died 2000).
(Text: imdb.com; pics: film.virtual-history.com)
Karma for you Luxury! I love all the pictures of Brigette, they gave me goosebumps I heard Metropolis was incredible but sadly I haven't had the chance to see it yet.
Dorothy Lamour, 1936
Here's a couple....First is Gloria Stuart circa 1933. Your may remember her as Rose in the Titanic movie. And then there's Tallulah Bankhead. Enjoy!
^ Wow Tallulah looked gorgeous Thanks!
brigitte helm is one of my favourite actresses.luxury´s lap has already posted a vast and beautiful selection of pictures.i´ll just add a few pc´s of the elegant and sophisticated brigitte helm (i´m not sure if the last one is from the 20s or the 30s though)
scanned by me
and the "clotheshorse" kay francis
sources:golden treasure album of the screen (1933),picture show annual for 1933,the filmgoers annual 1932
wow absolutely gorgeous
Oh, I really love this thread! 30's actresses are my favourites.
Here are some great Joan Bennett pictures:
same sources as above
Lupe Vélez, another mexican star like Dolores del Rio: