Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Fern Andra

1920's Circus poster for Fern Andra

Born today (November 24) in 1893, circus acrobat & actress, Fern Andra.

Her show-business career started as an aerialist with a troupe that toured the U.S. and Europe. In Vienna she became a student of famed director/teacher Max Reinhardt and appeared in several of his plays and films. She soon settled in Berlin, where she starred in several productions for UFA Studios, some of which she also produced and directed. She also appeared in British and French films. In the sound era she returned to the United States, but after making only two films, she retired. source/more

The above poster is available as a print in our 'Circus & Sideshow' collection.

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