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Never put your face close to an animal
Enthralling lunch. Munich 1938.
The controversial young girl on the right, (cropped out of this photo) might be the reason for the strong expressions seen here!
Is it Sigrid von Laffert? Baroness Sigrid von Laffert was a relative of Viktoria von Dirksen, an early wealthy motherly supporter of Hitler. Von Laffert was one of the most beautiful women seen in Hitler’s company at events, and was rumored to be his romantic companion during the time he neglected Eva Braun between early March and late May 1935.
The girl on the right is indeed Sigrid “Sigui” von Laffert, a 20 yr old girl Hitler was in love with
(according to a witness Galeazzo Ciano wrote in his diary on May 22, 1939)
Looks like they were not happy with the press taking that photo!
(But good lord! Look at what someone did to poor Magda in the above photo!
Crowds gather to catch a glimpse of Adolf Hitler on the Obersalzberg.
Left: Adolf Hitler posing beside the Obersee, just above the Königssee.
Right: My photo of the same location in present day.
Happy Birthday Carla Laemmle. Carla was the niece of Universal founder Carl Laemmle. She appeared as a ballerina in 1925’s The Phantom of the Opera and also speaks the first lines of dialogue in 1931’s Dracula - “Among the rugged peaks that frown down upon the Borgo Pass are found crumbling castles of a bygone age…” (October 20, 1909 – June 12, 2014)
Descent to Rivendell by efossati