5th Jun, 2024 18:00

OSTLICHT PHOTO AUCTION SPRING 2024

 
  Lot 24
 

TRUDE FLEISCHMANN (1895–1990)
Hedy Lamarr, Vienna 1931

Sold for €2,800


Lot details

Start price: €1.200

Estimate: € 2.000–2.500

English:

Vintage silver print on double-weight semi-matte paper 21,5 x 16,5 cm, in good condition. "World Wide Press" agency stamp, handwritten annotation "Hedy Lamarr, Mrs Fritz Mandl" (partly crossed out) and "World Wide Photos" in blue crayon, attached newspaper clip "Miss Hedy Kiesler, of Vienna, who has been acclaimed as the most beautiful girl of Europe. She played in a Reinhardt production and has also appeared in an Austrian film" and date stamp "D.M. 12 Aug 1931" in red ink on the reverse. Torn agency text sheet, titled "The most beautiful girl of Europe, only seventeen and already an acclaimed Star" (quoted below) on the reverse. LITERATURE Hans Schreiber, Trude Fleischmann. Fotografin in Wien 1918-1938, Vienna 1990, p. 75.

"Heddy Kiesler, who lives in Vienna, is declared by experts of being the most beautiful living girl of Europe. Discovered by Reinhardt this season, she played a small role in the cast of his production 'Das schwache Geschlecht' in Vienna. Since then her career to triumph began, but quite contrary to the usual ideas, she did not take advantage of it, except in one case where she played in one of the Austrian Movie Productions. Miss Kiesler is not yet seventeen years old. She lives with her parents, her father being one of the leading executives of Vienna, in the Villa Section of Vienna near the Hohe Warte, closeted up from all what is characteristic for public beauties. She has two offers to go to America and one to go to England from people who have seen her here in Vienna. According to Austrian Law it is not permitted for a minor to leave the parental home, without the consent of the parents, but Miss Kiesler does not even think of sloping against their will. Maybe the main moment of her shyness is the fact that last year a young man who had courted her committed suicide. She has been very melancholy since then. Contrary to all modern success of beauty, she has never taken part in any beauty contest." (Agency text on the reverse of the print)

Deutsch:

Vintage-Silbergelatineabzug auf kartonstarkem halbmattem Papier 21,5 x 16,5 cm, in gutem Zustand. Rückseitig "World Wide Press" Agenturstempel, handschriftlich in blauem Farbstift "World Wide Photos" und "Hedy Lamarr, Mrs Fritz Mandl" (teils durchgestrichen), aufgeklebter Zeitungsausschnitt "Miss Hedy Kiesler, of Vienna, who has been acclaimed as the most beautiful girl of Europe. She played in a Reinhardt production and has also appeared in an Austrian film" und Datumsstempel "D.M. 12 Aug 1931" mit roter Tinte. Typografisches Label (eingerissen) mit dem Titel "The most beautiful girl of Europe, only seventeen and already an acclaimed Star" (siehe oben). LITERATUR Hans Schreiber, Trude Fleischmann. Fotografin in Wien 1918-1938, Wien 1990, S. 75.

Size: 20 x 14,9 cm