I’ve been working on a project involving a fictional family with a secret history in German silent film for several years now — but it wasn’t until a recent trip home that I learned that my great-grandmother acted in movie in or around 1919. So far, research hasn’t turned up any details, but I collected some photos of Lia Martin, born Hauzinger (and known to me strictly as “Grossi”) in a Flickr set.

Lia Hauzinger