Friday, February 27, 2004

Lya de Putti

Finished reading Lya de Putti: Loving life and not fearing death, by Romano Tozzi and Peter Herzog. This is a 1993 biography of the lovely Hungarian-born silent film star (who died young) and who is probably best known today for her role in the 1925 German production Variety, which starred Emil Jannings as her jealous lover. I saw that film a while back. But before then, I was smitten by so many postcard images of de Putti which I had collected or seen for sale over the years. A number of these postcards adorn the endpapers of this hard-to-find biography.

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