A tribute to the great german actor conrad veidt, star of one of my favorite silent films the man who laughs. His son recalled, like many fathers, he was affectionately autocratic in his home life, strict. Hans walter conrad veidt was born in berlin on january 22, 1893, and died on the pacific palisades on april 3, 1943. Sep 07, 2014 conrad veidt looks handsome, and he adds class to some lines of dialogue that would have sounded smarmier coming out of another mouth. From 1916 until his death, connie appeared in over 100 films, but is best remembered for his roles in the cabinet of dr. Joseph conrad was a novelist and story writer whose most famous works are lord jim and heart of darkness. See more ideas about conrad veidt, the man who laughs, conrad. From the wonderful vintage 192030s autograph book of bertha sydney containing over 100 actors politicians sportsmen writers and pioneers of the period. Begun as yet another fantastic vehicle for lon chaney, the drama instead stars conrad veidt, who possessed the one quality that chaney perhaps lacked. Conrad liked animals, theater, cinema, fast cars, pastries, thunderstorms, gardening, swimming and golfing.
Untrue, says michael atkinson he was a director of rare sensitivity and genius. Hans walter conrad veidt was born on january 22, 1893. In part this is because veidt was labeled a traitor and considered a nonperson in nazicontrolled. There is so little written about conrad veidt and this book was mentioned in several articles as the best biography available. As an adolescent, conrad attended hollenzollern secondary school and began harboring dreams of an actors life while attending performances at the famed deutches theater in berlin.
Conrad veidt celebrity profile check out the latest conrad veidt photo gallery, biography, pics, pictures, interviews, news, forums and blogs at rotten tomatoes. During the silent days, audiences heard conrad veidt. Feb 04, 2014 conrad veidts portrayal of the characters gwynplaine lord clancharlie formed the inspiration for bob kanes vision of the joker in batman. When the lighthouse shines across the bay by conrad veidt. Joseph conradtyphoon1904g p putnam sons4 12 x 7205 pageshardcover bookwith illustrationssigned by author. An original vintage 1934 autograph book page, clearly signed and dated in ink by conrad veidt certification. So, i am sorry, but i think that its only natural to put my signature on them, just like other serious collectors do. A good original vintage 1930s autograph book page, clearly signed in pencil by conrad veidt. It was during the first visit that she gave me this picture and explained how veidt was connected to her family. Veidt gently explained to his daughter why there was no sound with the film, but viola had trouble understanding how there could be so much action, so many fierce expressions and gestures, and no audible sound. Conrad veidt one of my favourite actors david j rodger. Small sepiatoned photograph of actor conrad veidt in a suit, hat and monocle, signed and dated in 1938.
The film is known for the grim carnival freaklike grin on the character gwynplaines face, which often leads it to be classified. Conrad veidt autograph signed hollywood movie memorabilia. The man who laughs is a 1928 american silent romantic drama film directed by the german expressionist filmmaker paul leni. Allens critiques of veidt s movies and performances are a tad soft, i would say preferable especially if its veidt s work that interests you. After considering several offers from various other studios, veidt signed with. Today conny seems best remembered for one of his last films, casablanca 1942. Walter hans conrad veidt was born on january 22, 1893 in berlin. Jan 25, 2001 in shadow of the vampire, filmmaker fw murnau is portrayed as a hollering dictator running amok on sets. Caligari 1920, the man who laughs 1928, and, after being forced to migrate to britain by the rise of nazism in germany, his englishspeaking roles in the thief of bagdad 1940, and, in hollywood, casablanca 1942, in which he.
Conrad veidt at home the complete filmography of conrad veidt faces of the silver screen. Philadelphias quality collectibles 184 followers jimmyfoxx 20084 jimmyfoxxs feedback score is 20084 99. As a long time family friend of the natzlers, grohmann was the active link between veidt and her family. Of polish descent, he was born in russiancontrolled ukraine, orphaned by the age of 11, educated in switzerland and a. Be careful, though, the only things that go in the main namespace are tropes and should be created through the ykttw system.
Conrad veidt an amazing story about connie, written by the novelist christopher isherwood small article about connies movie i was a spy 1933. A tribute to conrad veidt in the man who laughs 1928. He disliked heights, flying, the number 17, wearing ties, pudding and. And if you want an idea of why this veidt guys villains inspire so much porn, this vid is basically a summation of the reasons why. The face was inspired by conrad veidt s character in the silent movie the man who laughs 1928, based on victor hugos novel. That soister book on veidt looks great, but oh the price. Like so many german actors who played nazis during world war ii, conrad veidt was a fervent antinazi and had fled europe just one step ahead of the storm troopers. Our marketplace offers a huge selection of movies from sellers worldwide. Three movies in particular stand out for me, and if for some reason youve never seen any of these, i highly recommend.
Most of the fic consists of jaffars medieval persian sex panther antics. Conrad veidt the bad guy who was a good guy norman studios. As the nazi villain major strasser, conny was fourth billed behind humphrey bogart, ingrid bergman, paul henried, and claude rains, but he was the highest paid. His karl may be older than madeleine, but neither that nor their spying is what makes them seem an unlikely match.
In shadow of the vampire, filmmaker fw murnau is portrayed as a hollering dictator running amok on sets. Other original autographed movie memorabilia for sale ebay. Conrad veidt and his acting career complete article. The song is what tomorrow brings by badly drawn boy. Id give a ten plus rating and do think more books like it need to be on the market not just about conrad veidt, but other actors of this time period that can usher in a new generation of fans. Conrad veidt from murdering somnambulist to scheming ss officer, conrad veidt delivered an astounding range of roles at the very inception of modern cinema, through to the halcyon days of the hollywood legends. German actor alfred gerasch 18771955, italian soprano and actress aurora rettore 1901. The truth about filmmaker fw murnau film the guardian. Conrad veidt was born january 22, 1893 in a workingclass neighborhood in berlin, germany. Shop for conrad veidt related autographs, signed photographs, historical documents and manuscripts from the worlds largest collection. If you want to start a main conradveidt page, just click the edit button above. Lebensbilder was published in 1993 by the stiftung deutsche kinemathek in berlin, with its wealth of photos and commentary from veidts time, the only books about the actor in german were dated 1927 and 1933 respectively. Album page 205 bargain basement 377 carry on 305 doctor who 140 downton abbey 63 general interest 72 harry potter 279 historical james bond 416 letters 41 literature 100 lord of the rings 36 modern film 4027 modern tv 2605 music 868 politics 115 radio 121 royalty 14 signed books 55 signed theatre programmes 366 sport 119.
If he had not died so prematurely at the age of 50, conrad veidt would likely be far. Shop movies starring conrad veidt on dvd, vhs, and rare video formats at alibris. The original inspiration for the joker was this creepy. In the annals of film history, one thing is certain. From a 193040s blackpool united kingdom area autograph book containing many notable music hall actors and big band performers of the period all. Studied with max reinhardt, and acted in his company in berlin, before 1914 and after 1916. The man was raging against the machine back when the machine was still being built. Caligari 1920, the man who laughs 1928, and, after being forced to migrate to britain by the rise of nazism in germany, his englishspeaking roles in the thief of bagdad 1940, and, in hollywood, casablanca 1942. In 1977 don herron began leading the dashiell hammett tour, now the longestrunning literary tour in the nation. I really didnt want to jump in and see any of his notorious. Conrad veidt attended the sophiengymnasium secondary school in the schoeneberg district of berlin, and graduated without a diploma in 1912, last in his class of. Conrad veidt 18931943 was a legendary german film star who first gained attention as cesare, the somnambulist killer in the cabinet of dr. His first taste of worldwide fame came by way of his highly stylized portrayal of. What lay between the stoneetched dates was a career that earned him renown as an artist and a.
On the set with conrad veidt old hollywood in color. What lay between the stoneetched dates was a career that earned him renown as an artist and a philosophy that made him a hell of a human being. German director paul lenis second film for universal, the man who laughs, remains a stirring experience. Conrad veidt casablanca hans walter conrad veidt fa. Jan 15, 2020 conrad veidt, known as conny to his friends, was a famed german actor, humanitarian, and arch foe of adolph hitler. If you want to know more about conrads life, read the biography by j.
Conradveidthollywoodmoviefilmlegendautographsigned. Check out when the lighthouse shines across the bay by conrad veidt on amazon music. Unfortunately, being the best available doesnt always translate into a great book. Veidt began his career at age 20 under the guidance of the great max reinhardt. After a successful career in german silent films, where he was one of the bestpaid stars of ufa, he and his new jewish wife ilona prager were forced to. Tornouse celebre por seus papeis em filmes como o gabinete do dr.
A musthave book for anyone interested in conrad veidt s work. German, swedish, french, and belgian parts are portrayed with british accents. Conrad, as a germanborn native in real life, sports his natural accent for his role. International dictionary of films and filmmakers dictionary. From what i read about this book i had high hopes and, to a certain extent, wasnt disapointed. Ive been a fan of conrad veidt for quite some time. The man who laughs by paul leni conrad veidt, mary. His father, philipp, was a former military man turned civil servant. More care was taken in depicting the wartime activities that occurred in sweden. The film is an adaptation of victor hugos 1869 novel of the same name and stars mary philbin as the blind dea and conrad veidt as gwynplaine.
He died of a heart attack in 1943 while playing golf. Conrad veidt the bad guy who was a good guy norman. I have leafed through it at my friends house the mate who showed me dark journey. In 1939 he was in london filming the thief of baghdad. The man who laughs by paul leni conrad veidt, mary philbin. Veidt, conrad source for information on veidt, conrad. Walter hans conrad veidt was born on january 22, 1893 in berlin, germany. Conrad veidt on screen is rather more affordable and, given that mr. Shop for vinyl, cds and more from conrad veidt at the discogs marketplace. In 1998, his ashes were placed in a niche of the columbarium at the golders green crematorium. Caligari, the man who laughs, the thief of bagdad, and casablanca. Lot of 7 signed postcards from early twentieth century stage and film actors and actresses.
Someone asked me what books about conrad veidt i would recommend. In the photo, conrad veidt is having his portrait done by his dear friend, hans grohmann. From a 193040s blackpool united kingdom area autograph book containing many notable music hall actors and big band performers of the period all obtained in person in the areas theatres by mr ss. Conrad veidt is well known for his illustrious career on the silver screen, but the behind the scenes story of one of the silent eras greatest villains is also deserving of the spotlight. Hans walter conrad veidt 22 january 1893 3 april 1943 was a german actor best remembered for his roles in films such as the cabinet of dr. Theres a detailed guide to the collection here in case you were wondering where to start. Conrad veidt autographed signed photograph 1938 item 152766. Casablanca 1942 smooth, urbane and deadly, conrad veidt plays the role of major heinrich strasser, determined to get his man before he escapes.
The autograph comes with a certificate of authenticity. As a long time family friend of the natzlers, grohmann was the. Sep 11, 2017 a tribute to the great german actor conrad veidt, star of one of my favorite silent films the man who laughs. A tribute to conrad veidt in the man who laughs 1928 youtube.1532 921 1431 1395 1329 1551 192 1128 965 1098 533 576 426 669 1597 529 882 728 480 1408 70 300 676 1390 669 149 377 107 1239 418 27 471