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Vintage original 3.5 x 5.25 in. German postcard depicting German silent film actor WERNER PITTSCHAU.


He is depicted in a medium publicity shot wearing a military uniform with shining buttons and posing in front of a black background. It was inscribed in black ink by Werner Pittschau, in, we believe, 1926. Printed in Berlin, it is unused in fine- condition.
Provenance: We purchased a collection of two albums of vintage original German postcards from a rare book dealer at an antiquarian book fair in Pasadena, California. Approximately half of the postcards were signed by the respective personalities and the ones that were dated by the actors are all dated "1926." We were informed by the dealer that these photographs came from a film collector in Germany who acquired the postcards at the time they were issued and then had them signed by the respective actors when he met them in person. 


*"Werner Pittschau (March 24, 1902 – November 28, 1928 in Spandau, Berlin) was a German film actor of the silent era. He was a leading man in several films during the 1920’s, but his career was cut short by his death in a car accident. His parents were the stage actor Ernst Pittschau (1859-1916) and the stage actress Hilda Pittschau-Hofer née Schützenhofer (1873-1961) and his older half-brother was the well-known actor, Ernst Pittschau (1883 - 1951).


When the political situation in Austria changed, he devoted himself to a commercial education, but the desire for acting was inside him and he got his first engagement at the Landestheater in Prague as a youthful lover. There, he was spotted by Erika Glässner and Hans Junkermann, who brought him to the film industry.


He was known for Mária növér (1929), Ehekonflikte (1927), and Wrath of the Seas (1926). He died on November 28, 1928 in Spandau, Berlin, Germany."
*(source: Wikipedia)


WERNER PITTSCHAU (1926) German Postcard 01 Inscribed By Werner Pittschau

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