Tragic Harry

This is a studio portrait, dating from 1913, of the German theatre and movie actor, Harry Walden. He was born in 1875 in Berlin and - following a period in the army - became an actor: first of all in the theatre and then from 1912 onwards in the German film industry. His end was … Continue reading Tragic Harry

A Dream And A Half

This 1908 Birn Brothers postcard - which arrived in my collection from who knows where - asks a perfectly reasonable question, and I have to say that the answer is an unequivocal "no". I did, however, dream the other night that they had turned my old school into a theme pub and - in attempting … Continue reading A Dream And A Half

From Your Old Friend

How this particular photograph found its way into my collection, I have no idea. I do, however, know who it is a photograph of, and that is George Grayham. We also know that George was an "old friend", as written on the back of the postcard sized print is "from an old friend, George Grayham". … Continue reading From Your Old Friend