JANNINGS EMIL: (1884-1950) German Actor, the first actor to win the Academy Award for Best Actor and the first person to be presented an Oscar. A.N.S., E. Jannings, one page, 4to, on board Hamburg, 11th May 1929, in German. The note is written on a page removed from the autograph album of the Captain of the boat Hamburg, travelling from Hamburg to New York. Jannings writes in bold black ink a four lines annotation thanking Captain Schwamberger. Beneath Jannings note, a second thanking message to the Captain by Friedrich-Wilhelm von Prittwitz, dated 20th July 1929 in his hand. Together with Ludwig Klitzsch (1881-1954) Film Pioneer. General Director of UFA. A.N.S., Ludwig Klitzsch, one page, 4to, on board Hamburg, 24th July 1927, in German. The lengthy note is also written on a page removed from the same autograph album. Klitzsch thanks Captain Schwamberger and all people like him that help Germany to get back to his naval power. To the verso three more passengers annotations, including Eugen Scheisinger, member of the UFA films company, and Ernst Feyerabend (1867-1943) German Secretary of State and a pioneer in telecommunication. Slightly irregularly trimmed to the left edge, otherwise VG, 2 £150-200
Oskar Richard Schwamberger (1868-1930) Skipper of the Hamburg-American line. He completed more than 150 round trips of the Atlantic. Captain Schwamberger was one of the most popular commanders of ocean steamers.
Friedrich-Wilhelm von Prittwitz (1884-1955) Ambassador of Germany to Washington 1928-33. In office at the time Hitler came to power and was appointed Chancellor, he resigned in protest the day after.