Conrad Veidt arrives in New York on the Mauretania, 1926
Fact 96: After the death of Lon Chaney, Conrad Veidt was among the actors Universal considered to play the part of Count Dracula in Dracula (1931).
Conrad Veidt - January 22nd, 1893 - April 3rd, 1947
“No, I wasn’t born with a monocle in my eye.”
Conrad Veidt in Der schwarze Husar
Conrad Veidt & Lil Dagover in The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)
Reblogged for many obvious reasons. :)
Bowties are cool—especially when being worn by a certain European smoothie who so effortlessly exudes unparalleled charm and sophistication.
You need a certain something to pull off a bowtie. That certain something is clearly displayed here as being a peerless profile, an overall intensity that could blister the knickers of the most stoic prude, and the ability to work a semi-rumpled shirt in such a way that one wishes one were the scoundrel who rumpled it.
Reblogging for admirable content that I not only wish I had written but also with which I am in complete vociferous agreement. Well said, m’dear! :D *clappity clappity*
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) is widely considered to be the first true horror film ever made. Writer Hans Janowitz claims to have gotten the idea for the film when he was at a carnival one day. He saw a strange man lurking in the shadows. The next day, he heard that a girl was brutally murdered there. He went to the funeral, and saw the same strange man lurking around. He had no proof that the strange man was the murderer, but he fleshed the whole idea out into his film. (x)