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Austrians in Hollywood : Maria Schell

austria maria schell stamp10 years ago, one of the most famous post-war actresses in the German-speaking world who also had was also successful on the international scene died. Austrian Post is dedicating a commemorative from the “Austrians in Hollywood” series to Maria Schell. As the daughter of a Swiss author and a Viennese actress, Maria Margarete Anna Schell was born in Vienna on 15 January 1926. In 1942, Maria Schell, still under the name Gritli, obtained her first role in the Swiss film “Steibruch” (the Swiss word for quarry). After this, she took acting lessons and in 1948 played her first main role in“Der Engel mit der Posaune” alongside the stars of the time, Paula Wessely, Attila and Paul Hörbiger and Oskar Werner.

Maria Schell was one of the most famous actresses of the post-war period. Her romantic dramas with her dream film partner O. W. Fischer were extremely popular and won her Bambi awards year after year, but her talent went far beyond this.

Issue Date: 24.04.2015 Designer: Kirsten Lubach Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps Security Printers B.V. (Netherlands)  Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 32.5x40mmValues: 0.68

Austria Liaunig Museum

The Liaunig Museum in the Carinthian village of Neuhaus (Suha in Slovene) is reopening in May 2015 after a major conversion and extension.Austrian Post is dedicating a

austria museum stampcommemorative from the “Modern architecture in Austria” series to this spectacular building.

The museum complex originally had an area of around 5000 m2. The architecturally remarkable building was listed as early as 2012 and awarded the Austrian Museum Prize.The Liaunig collection was built up over four decades and comprises above all post-1950 contemporary Austrian art, extended by a number of striking works by foreign painters and sculptors.

Issue Date: 26.04.2015 Designer: Silvia Moucka Illustrator: Alexander Rendi Printer: Österreichische Staatsdruckerei GmbH Process: Offset  Colours: 4 Colours Size: 42X35mm Values: 0.58

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