I also love the silent era too and I live in San Francisco. Can I ask if we can talk or correspond by email so I can put the puzzle pieces together?
Anna Maria Mendieta
We apologize for taking so long to respond to your kind e-mails–the holidays intervened and I haven’t checked Nita’s site for a while. Thank you so much for contacting us. We were aware of some of Die Pratermizzi information (please see the filmography section for more info on the film) but we always appreciate people who pass along information, and we love hearing from Nita’s fans!
So I think “Die Pratermizzi” is almost complete if a typical full-length silent film is about 70/75 minutes and they say it is in good conditions after the restoration. The article also explains that it was Naldi’s last film, because “La maschera d’oro” is only another title of “Die Pratermizzi”.]]>
Southampton Village Review
A blog about architecture and preservation in the village of Southampton, NY.
Monday, November 2, 2009
‘Sandhurst’ (aka 450 Gin Lane)
Sometime during the end of 1915 and the early part of 1916, the property was purchased by J. Searle Barclay. There are many Barclays and many of them are often mentioned in the society pages of the New York Times and the Southampton Press as various cottage renters from the summer of 1900 up to this point. They were a family of prominence “whose ancestors include the first rector of Trinity Church and founder of King’s College, now Columbia University; the first rector of St. Paul’s Church, Albany, the first British Consul to New York, and the first Governor of East New Jersey, ruling by virtue of letters patent from the King of England.”
A HISTORY OF THE WOLCOTT HOTEL
History / Famous Guests…..A different type of resident was J. Searle Barclay, a champion rower from a monied, Social Register Family.
I have also found an article of The New York Times (8th March 1918) were J. Searle Barclay is named as a member of the “Turf and Field Racing Club” in New York.]]>
I’d like to give you some information about the last film of Naldi, “The Golden Mask”. IT DOESN’T EXIST because that film is only the Italian Version of “Die Pratermizzi”, the film Nita Naldi made in Austria. In “Die Pratermizzi” Nita wore a golden mask on her face in order to hide the signs of a terrible illness. Well, when the film arrived in Italy, it was called LA MASCHERA D’ORO (The Golden Mask), probably because producers thought that Italian audience would not be able to understand the Austrian title, even if it was translated into Italian (in English it would be “Mizzi of the Prater”: Mizzi is the German short form of “Marie” and Prater is the famous park in Vienna). Even in Spain the film was called la MASCARA DE ORO for the same reason!
I hope my information can be useful to you.]]>
Keep up the great work.]]>