Winnie Markus outside the Cork City Hall

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Title

Winnie Markus outside the Cork City Hall

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Winnie Markus, Gustav Ucicky, City Hall

Description

This is a black and white photo of the Czech-born German film actor Winnie Markus taken in 1957 in front of the City Hall in Cork. Wearing a light-coloured summer dress, with white kitten-heeled slip-on shoes, she rests her right hand on the chained pillar of the wooden walkway, and poses for the camera, laughing. Behind her we see the imposing limestone façade of the City Hall which is located on Albert Quay in Cork. It was rebuilt in the 1930s following its burning down by the Black and Tans and Auxiliaries, during the 'Burning of Cork' in December 1920. Above Markus we see two unidentified flags on the City Hall fluttering in the wind.

Winnie Markus was born in 1921 and moved to Germany, via Prague and Vienna, when she was sixteen. She started her acting career on the stage before accepting her first film role in 1939 with A Mother's Love directed by the Austrian Gustav Ucicky (1899-1961). Ucicky was probably a child of the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt; throughout his life Ucicky collected the works of his father which were later donated to the Klimt Foundation by his children. The Foundation's commitment to Klimt and his work includes the reappraisal of the cinematic oeuvre of Gustav Ucicky.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1957

Contributor

Ambrose O'Mullane

Rights

©Ambrose O’Mullane. All rights reserved. Please credit Cork International Film Festival & provide a link back to this site.

Language

English, eng

Type

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Coverage

1957
Cork, Ireland

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

218 x 169mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, Ambrose O'Mullane , “ Winnie Markus outside the Cork City Hall,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed October 24, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/155.