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Vintage original 3.5 x 5.25 in. German postcard depicting the handsome German silent film actor, ALPHONS FRYLAND.


He is depicted in an exterior publicity shot seated behind the wheel of a vintage convertible wearing driving gloves and a cap as he looks at the viewer. This postcard was signed in blue ink by Alphons Fryland in, we believe, 1926, the year in which he appeared in five silent films in Germany. Printed by the renowned Ross-Verlag company of Berlin, it was posted in the German mail and cancelled on February 2, 1926. It is in very fine condition with a small fingerprint smudge just above his signature.


*"Alphons Fryland was born on May 1, 1888 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary [now Austria]. He was an actor, known for Der Geliebte seiner Frau (1928), Die Insel der Träume (1925) and Das Schicksal derer von Habsburg - Die Tragödie eines Kaiserreiches (1928).


The actor Alphons Fryland came through director Fritz Freisler to the film business. He made his film debut in 1920 with Die Jagd nach dem Glück for the Vienna Sascha-Film. With it began his comet-like rise to a star of the German-Austria film. It followed many other roles in the following years, very often at the Austrian silent movie star Liane Haid's side. The arising sound film had brought his career to an end and he retired from the film business.


He was previously married to Magdalena Stemann. He died on November 29, 1953 in Graz, Austria."

*(source: IMDb)




ALPHONS FRYLAND (c.1926) German Silent Film Postcard

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