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Eva Braun in Blackface

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Eva Braun in blackface, taken in 1937.(Life)

Um. This won’t be topped for some time. Apologies to all other photos who wished to be considered today’s photo of the day. Pretty much like having to play Jeopardy! against Ken Jennings.

UPDATE: As Josh Lambert points out below, Braun is specifically dressed as Al Jolson in The Jazz Singer: That is, as a Jewish actor playing a cantor’s son. A truly unbeatable image.

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Josh Lambert says:

Not just in blackface, Marc, but, according to the link, *as Al Jolson*! You know, the guy who sings “My Yiddishe Mama”!

I’d like to hear *her* rendition of Kol Nidre.

Eric says:

So, it’s a woman dressed as a Jew playing a Jew dressed as an African American? Larry Gelbart (Tootsie scribe) would be rolling in his grave. As would Reinhold Schünzel, the author of the original, German version of Victor Victoria…


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