Ufa Films Käthe von Nagy

Price $600

Ref.# 14664

Medium Silver print

Mount unmounted

Photo Date 1935  Print Date 1935

Dimensions 8-13/16 x 6-9/16 in. (224 x 167 mm)

Photo Country Germany

Photographer Country Germany

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Kate de Nagy smokes cigarette in front of studio light during the shooting for the Ufa film produced by Karl Ritter "Le Diable en Bouteille" ("Devil in a Bottle"), which was directed by Heinz Hilpert and Reinhart Steinbicker.

Ekaterina Nagy von Cziser better known by her stage name Käthe von Nagy, (April 4, 1904 – December 20, 1973) was a Hungarian actress, model, dancer, and singer who worked in the German and French cinema. From 1939 onwards she was mainly in French-speaking roles, but also appeared in Italian and Austrian film productions. Her last film was the German film Die Försterchristl in 1952. During the Second World War, Nagy virtually retired from the acting industry, appearing in only one movie, Mahlia la métisse. Because of her notability due to her famous and hugely popular postcards, she was, in 1940, approached by Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, who asked her to be the face and body for sex dolls provided to German soldiers as a way to combat syphilis at the front, but she refused. The story has come to be considered a hoax, due to the lack of reliable sources backing it up. She died of cancer in 1973, in Hollywood, aged 69.

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