Emil Jannings Letter from 1929 to Dr. Beer. Hand signed. CoA

Authentic letter with historical importance by movie director Emil Jannings addressed to the director of the Deutsches Volkstheater ( German People`s Theatre ) Dr. Richard Beer- Hofmann. Dr. Beer Beer-Hofmann, Richard, (1866 Wien – 1945) was a playwright and lyric poet. Born in Bruenn, studied Law in Wien, worked as director for Max Reinhardt from 1924-32. He flew the Nazi in 1938 and emigrated to Switzerland first, than to the USA. He was a friend of Arthur Schnitzler, Hugo von Hofmannsthal und Hermann Bahr. In 1946 he founded the Beer-Hofmann-Society in New York.

Emil Jannings (1884 –1950) was a Swiss born German actor and the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor. A theatre actor since 1900, Jannings worked with the Max Reinhardt company in 1915-16.

After a three-year contract with Paramount Jannings received the very first Oscar ever in , for The Last Command (1928; directed Josef von Sternberg). A wealthy man, he returned to Germany in 1929, having persuaded Sternberg to direct him once more, as Professor Rath in Der blaue Engel / The Blue Angel (1930).

In 1936 he joined the board of directors of Tobis and was involved in Ohm Krüger (1941), one of the most expensive anti-British propaganda productions of the Third Reich. In 1946 the US military officially "denazified" him.

Hotel Esplanade, Berlin letter, 5,8 x 7,4 inches. Horizontal and vertical folds, minor aging.

The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Additionally you will receive a vintage Ross/Tobis photo postcard with an Emil Jannings facsimile signature.

Item ID: col-4690

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