Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Austrian actors in Der verlorene Sohn dated May 1914. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna. Rudolf SCHILDKRAUT, Joseph SCHILDKRAUT.

Role portrait postcard photograph with autograph signature of the Austrian actors in Der verlorene Sohn dated May 1914. Addressed to Walter Honig in Vienna.

Studio of Hermann Leiser in Berlin.

From the collection of the distinguished American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934).

Slightly worn; short crack to right margin, just affecting signature.

Rudolf Shildkraut and his son Joseph were both actors and appeared together in numerous productions. After moving to the United States in 1920 they continued their careers on stage as well as in film, starring together in Cecil B. de Mille's King of Kings (1927). Joseph went on to win an Academy Award for his performance in The Life of Emile Zola (1937) as well as receiving acclaim as Otto Frank in The Diary of Anne Frank (1959).

The Honig family emigrated from Vienna to England in September of 1938 and then to the United States in 1939. The family papers are held at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C.

"Horne had a voice of extraordinary range, rich and tangy in timbre, with a stentorian chest register and an exciting top... In concert she once achieved the feat of singing in a single programme Rossini arias and Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene, proof of her exceptional versatility. Throughout her lengthy career she was an admired recitalist, singing lieder, mélodies, and Spanish and American songs with equal aplomb." Alan Blyth in Grove Music Online. Item #31803

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