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Vintage original 3.25 x 5.5 in. "country of origin" German postcard featuring the German-born silent film and sound era actor and writer, HARRY HALM.


Issued for publicity purposes during his career in the silent era, the handsome actor is depicted in an interior medium publicity shot wearing a white shirt and a dark tie while posing in front of a light studio backdrop. Printed by the renowned Ross-Verlag publishing house of Berlin, it is unused in very fine condition.


*"Harry Halm (born Harry Hermann Hahn; 17 January 1901 – 22 November 1980) was a German film actor. He was the son of director Alfred Halm and took acting lessons with Eduard von Winterstein and Hermann Vallentin. He began his stage career in 1919 at the Schauspielhaus in Potsdam."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Trained under Eduard von Winterstein and Hermann Vallentin and on stage as an actor from 1919. Played romantic leading roles in films of the 1920's, often opposite Lillian Harvey. Found roles hard to come by during the national socialist era, ostensibly for reasons 'pertaining to race'. Moved to Austria, where he operated a bar called 'Top Hat' (in deference to the 1935 Astaire/Rogers musical) and later became a tobacconist.


At the beginning of the 30's he appeared in the talkies Hokuspokus (1930), Der wahre Jakob (1931) and Ein toller Fall (1932), after that he disappeared completely from the screen and only turned up again in 1948 for the movie Hin und her.

*(source: IMDb)


Ross-Verlag in Berlin was a German publishing house specialized in photographs and photo postcards of artists. The owner of the company was Heinrich Ross (b. 10 August 1870; d. after 1954 as emigrant in the USA).



HARRY HALM (1926) German Postcard 01

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