Alexander Stark


Alexander J. “Zan” Stark (1889-1967) was a Michigan-born photographer who moved to San Francisco, California around 1914, where he established a photography and lantern slide business under the name Xan Stark, Alta Studios. He is known for his landscape and nature photographs, for twenty years he traveled through California to create these photos. In 1914 Zan and his brother Edwin Stark started a small theater … Continue reading Alexander Stark

Lea Niako


Lea Niako (1908-1945), real name Maria Kruse. Was a German actress and ballerina.She met the Polish spy Jerzy Sosnowski with who she had an affair. They were both arrested for espionage on February 24, 1935 by the Gestapo. She died murdered in Berlin in 1945).There is nothing known about her career (if any) after the War. She was known for her work on La carta (1931), Zwischen Hamburg … Continue reading Lea Niako