Eva Braun as Al Jolson

Life magazine have unearthed new photos of Hitler’s wife Eva Braun, including one of her dressed up as Al Jolson’s character  in The Jazz Singer (1927).

The 30 photos cover most of Braun’s life, from her childhood through to her time with the fascist dictator, but it is the one of her dressed up as Jolson that can be safely filed in the folder marked ‘creepy’.

According to the magazine she was a big fan of the first major talkie and liked American movies, especially Gone with the Wind (1939).

The photos were discovered and quickly confiscated by the U.S. Army in 1945 and only recently released by collector and curator Reinhard Schulz.

You can see the full collection of photos over at

* UPDATE 11/03/11: The US National Archives are now saying that they had the photos all along *

> The Jazz Singer at All Movie Guide
> Find out more about Eva Braun at Wikipedia