German postcard by Photochemie, Berlin, no. K. 1596. Photo: Alex Binder, Berlin. German film actor Ludwig Trautmann (1885-1957) was the first German film star. Between 1912 and 1955, he appeared in 69 films, and also wrote, produced and directed several films. In the Nazi period he was prosecuted because of 'homosexual acts'. For more postcards, a bio and clips check out our blog http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/.