"RAMONA" - Paul O'Montis, 1928 - featuring Dolores del Rio !





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Published on Jul 7, 2009

Great international Schlager, for ever connected with its first film performer,
the most beautiful face of Hollywood (Marlene Dietrich's opinion and...mine !), Dolores del Rio.
Had also a Polish version, recorded in Warsaw as early as 1929:


The present Odeon record was made in Berlin in 1928.
Paul O'Montis was a Berlin cabaret celebrity, featured in several major revues and on dozens of recordings. As a homosexual and a Jew, however, his career was ended after the Nazis came to power. In 1933 he emigrated to Vienna, Austria. He fled to Prague after the 1938 Anschluss (the German annexation of Austria). When the Germans occupied western Czechoslovakia in 1939, O'Montis was arrested and sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, near the Berlin theatres where he formerly starred. He died there perhaps by his own hand in July 1940, at the age of 46.
(One Person's Story - Internet)

Sound transfer from the original 78rpm schellac without any modification.

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