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Conrad Veidt

by Unknown photographer, published by Ross-Verlag
matte bromide postcard print, late 1920s
5 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (140 mm x 88 mm) overall
Bequeathed by Patrick O'Connor, 2010
Photographs Collection
NPG Ax160462

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  • Conrad Veidt (1893-1943), German actor. Sitter in 8 portraits.

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland is renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, acknowledging the full independence of the Irish Free State, led at the time by W.T. Cosgrave, the the first President of the Executive Council of the Irish Free State.

Art and science

The BBC gains its Royal Charter making it a public corporation and a public service broadcaster accountable to its audience. John Reith became the first Director General with the directive to 'inform, educate and entertain.'

International

Stalin expels Leon Trotsky from the Soviet Communist Party, giving himself greater control of the party and country by ousting opposition elements.

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KJT

12 February 2018, 22:58

This features Veidt in character as Dick Ashton from the 1929 film Das Land Ohne Frauen (released as 'Bride No.68' in the Anglophone world), the first full-length German talkie.

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