Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #00124112: LYA DE PUTTI

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Highly scarce vintage 3.5 x 5.5-inch black and white Ross Verlag postcard portrait, boldly signed in blue fountain pen, circa 1926.  In very fine condition.  Charming Hungarian-born actress Lya De Putti gained international acclaim as the star of the German Expressionist masterpiece Variety in 1925, becoming a globe-trotting star practically overnight.  She divided her time between Germany; France, where she made the lavish and impressive Manon Lescaut (1926); and Hollywood, where she appeared in D.W. Griffith's The Sorrows of Satan (1926).  Her final screen appearance was in England, where she appeared opposite Lars Hanson in the 1929 version of The Informer.  She contracted pneumonia and died tragically young, at the age of 32.