Auction 101

Lot 28:

MARIKA ROKK SUSPECTED KGB SPY

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Estimated price: $100 - $120

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MARIKA ROKK SUSPECTED KGB SPY

(1913 – 2004) German filmstar, Marika Rokk became famous when propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels decided Germany needed a film icon to rival Hollywood stars such as Ginger Rogers and Rita Hayworth. She was first identified as a possible KGB agent in 1951 by west Germany’s Gehlen Organisation, which was reportedly concerned by her ‘connections with Soviet authorities’. Bold signature in blue ink on a period photo postcard, 3.5 x 5.5 inches.

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