Anna von Palen

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Anna von Palen
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Signed photo of Anna von Palen
Born(1875-05-26)26 May 1875
Died27 January 1939(1939-01-27) (aged 63)
Other namesAnna von Pahlen
Years active1915-1938

Anna von Palen (26 May 1875 27 January 1939) was a German film actress of the silent era. [1] She appeared in 74 films between 1915 and 1938. She was born in Perleberg, Germany and died in Berlin, Germany.

Silent film Film with no synchronized recorded dialogue

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. The term "silent film" is a misnomer, as these films were almost always accompanied by live sounds. During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation. Sometimes a person would even narrate the intertitle cards for the audience. Though at the time the technology to synchronize sound with the video did not exist, music was seen as an essential part of the viewing experience.

Perleberg Place in Brandenburg, Germany

Perleberg is the capital of the district of Prignitz, located in the northwest of the German state of Brandenburg. The town received city rights in 1239 and today has about 12,000 inhabitants. Located in a mostly agricultural area, the town has a long history of troops being stationed here and as an administrative center for local government.

German Empire empire in Central Europe between 1871–1918

The German Empire, also known as Imperial Germany, was the German nation state that existed from the unification of Germany in 1871 until the abdication of Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1918.


Selected filmography

The Enchanted Princess is a 1919 German silent film directed by Erik Lund.

Caravan of Death is a 1920 silent German film directed by Josef Stein and featuring Carl de Vogt as Kara Ben Nemsi. Béla Lugosi played a supporting role. The film was an adaptation of the Karl May novel of the same name and is now considered to be lost.

<i>Mascotte</i> (film) 1920 film by Felix Basch

Mascotte is a 1920 German silent film directed by Felix Basch and starring Gretl Basch, Paul Biensfeldt and Hanni Reinwald.

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  1. "Anna von Palen" . Retrieved 22 January 2019.