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Modrá krev / ‘Blue Blood’

1st part: House of Kolowrat – 26. 1. 2017, at 21:35 on CT2.

The new documentary cycle ‘Blue Blood’ is an excursion into the world of Czech nobility. This Czech television series will present eight important Czech noble families, including their youngest generation, as proud upholders of family history. The documentary also recalls these aristocratic families as an important part of Czech history and how the estates in their care are a crucial part of Czech cultural heritage. Our well-informed guide and presenter is Count František Kinský.

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GEN: Count Jindřich Kolowrat-Krakowský

This year marks the 120th anniversary of the birth of Jindřich Wilhelm, count Kolowrat-Krakowsky (27. 7. 1897 – 19. 1. 1996), a true patriot, visionary and progressive political economist, generous patron of the arts and rebuilder of the restituted Family Estate.

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The Kolowrat Family Palace Chicago hosted a unique film exhibition

30. November 2016 saw the gala opening night of a unique exhibition called ‘To the Movies! 2’ with the tagline ‘on the move’. An exhibition whose overall conception surpasses old-fashioned stereotypes and pushes the boundaries of this type of art a little further out. Visitors were able to try out all the exhibits for themselves and thus get immersed in the magical world of cinema. Invited guests from among the representatives of the cultural sphere, exhibition partners, the media and friends of film had the unparalleled opportunity to try out the newly installed exhibits during the gala evening. Among the guests were e.g. the Dean of the Arts Faculty of Charles University, assistant professor Mirjam Friedová, Ph.D., the film director Helena Třeštíková or the scenographer and animator Jiří Kubíček, co-founder of Prague’s FAMU film academy.

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Dominika Kolowrat-Krakowská interview for the Czech & Slovak Leaders

On the origins and traditions, duties and pleasures.

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The second movie night with Sascha Kolowrat and his “Café Elektric”

On Wednesday 21 Sep 2016 viewers in the Lucerna cinema had the chance to see another in the series of famous silent films by Sascha Kolowrat, – “Café Elektric”. For Sascha Kolowrat this was to be his last film, but for Marlene Dietrich, whom Sascha Kolowrat introduced to the silver screen, it was her first big motion picture role.

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Czech Radio 2 extends the invitation to see the films of Alexander Joseph Kolowrat-Krakowsky

Guest of the ‘Afternoon on Two’ show of Radio Two, broadcast on 8 September 2016 were Maximilian Kolowrat-Krakowsky and Dr. Richard Pecha, author of the book about Alexander Joseph Kolowrat-Krakowsky entitled “Benzin & celuloid”. The host of the show, Václav Žmolík, spoke with his guests about the life of this successful automobile racer as well as cinematographer and producer, whose three most famous films were The Moon of Israel, Café Elektric and Sodom and Gomorrah, which are being shown in the month of September at Lucerna cinema.

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‘Petrol & Celluloid’: Race car driver and film mogul, Count Sascha Kolowrat

The biography of Alexander Joseph, Count Kolowrat-Krakowsky came about at the behest of the Kolowrat-Krakowsky Family, to mark the 130th anniversary of his birth.

Author Richard Pecha gathered together a host of factual data covering the extraordinary life of this remarkable man, Sascha Kolowrat, arranged chronologically year-by-year. The book contains 280 reproductions of period photographs and printed matter, 20 original illustrations and a photo-story based on the last film production by Sascha-Film “Café Elektric”.

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Dominika Kolowrat-Krakowská on the Czech Radio 2

The guest of the ‘Tobogan’ show, broadcasted live on Saturday 23 April 2016 from the U Hasičů theatre was JUDr Dominika Kolowrat-Krakowská together with Count František Kinský and the etiquette specialist Mr. Ladislav Špaček. Hosting the “Blue blood” topic was Halina Pawlowská, with musical accompaniment by Věra Martinová.

You can listen to the entertaining ‘chat show’ via the link: prehravac.rozhlas.cz

Die Familie Kolowrat-Krakowský besuchte das Škoda-Museum in Mladá Boleslav

In diesen Tagen geht im Škoda-Museum in Mladá Boleslav eine fesselnde Ausstellung zu Ende, die anlässlich des 130. Jahrestages der Geburt von Alexander dem Grafen Kolowrat-Krakowský unter dem Titel „Das Leben wie ein Rennen: Alexander Kolowrat und erste Sport-Erfolge der Marke Laurin & Klement“ veranstaltet wurde.

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