Conrad Veidt Autograph on old Ross Photo. CoA
Conrad Veidt autograph on Ross photo postcard.
The photo shows Veidt in a smoking with cigarette. It was signed in the 1930s.
The Autograph comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
3,6 x 5,6 inches. Fine condition.
Born Hans Walter Conrad Weidt in Potsdam, Germany. In the 27 years between 1916 and his death, he managed to act in well over 100 movies, some of them classics. His starring role in The Man Who Laughs (1928) was the inspiration for Batman’s greatest enemy, The Joker. Veidt appeared in Das Land ohne Frauen (1929), Germany’s first talking picture.
Veidt, who was married to a Jewish woman and considered himself a Jew, was known to have anti-Nazi beliefs, and he fled Germany in 1933 with his life in danger. Settling in Britain he continued making films, notably three with director Michael Powell: The Spy in Black (1939), Contraband (1940) and The Thief of Bagdad (1940). He later moved to Hollywood, and starred as the Nazi Major Heinrich Strasser in Casablanca (1942).
He died of a heart attack a year later, while playing golf in Los Angeles.
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