And as I already told, at the Soviet time there was a lot of old Verlag Ross postcards for sell in our antique shops. Nowadays most of these shops are closed but … sometimes is possible to find something interesting from these shops which are still working.
本サイトでも以前に紹介したイタ・リナ（Ita Rina）の話も少し出ました。1930年に公開された主演映画『情浪』（Wellen der Leidenschaft/Kire lained）がエストニアで撮影されていてこちらから話を振ってみたのですが、ヤークさんも当然その話は知っていて、しかも同作を監督したロシア出身の映画俳優・監督ウラディミール・ガイダロフの伝記を最近読んだ、とのこと。英語とロシア語の両刀使いは古いサイン物を集める際には強力な武器になります。正直羨ましい限りでした。
Mother could never decide which film star to compare her beautiful daughters to. While my slim sister was likened to the sweet child stars like Shirley Temple or gamine actresses like Audrey Hepburn, the plumper me seemed destined for similes with old-time divas and sultry neo-realist Italian beauties. « Isn’t she just like Ava Gardner in The Snows of Kilimanjaro? » Mother asked an aunt of mine when I was barely twelve. « I’d say Mogambo, » suggested the aunt for reasons known only to her. « How about Ita Rina? » my sister threw the name of one of Serbia’s silent-movie stars into the game. They paused for a moment. No one was certain about Ita Rina’s precise looks, but everyone knew the name, which has featured in every cross-word puzzle as « famous Serbian actress (7) » for as long as anyone can remember.