What was newly acquired in 2015 ?
24 B&W Bavaria Filmkunst press photos of the Hans Held 1940 Agfacolor cartoon, Der Störenfried (The Troublemaker); all with mimeographed original photo captions on the verso.
To the left is an Agfacolor frame from the film. Our press photos are all B&W.
7 "Reichsgau Wartheland" (Occupied Poland) A3 text–only film posters dating from 1943,
for the Lichtspiel Schroda cinema, including posters for Gasparone, Rembrandt, Ein Mann auf Abwegen, Andres Schlüter, Viel Lärm um Nixi, Illusion, and surprisingly, the 1933 film by Max Neufeld, Das Lied der Sonne. Neufeld was partly Jewish and had special dispensation to continue to work after the Anschluß, but fled Germany in 1941. Being then a persona non grata, it is amazing that one of his films was screened two years later in Occupied Poland to both German and to Polish audiences, respectively. Four of the posters are now to be found in the Poster Gallery.
2 press photos for the banned film by Karl Ritter, Besatzung Dora (1943), bringing the total number of film stills for this movie to 5 press photos and 3 AHFs (lobby cards) – amongst the rarest film stills to find at any price. Won at auction in Berlin.
2 lobby cards (Aushangfotos) from Steinhoff's Hitlerjunge Quex (1933)– amongst the rarest film stills to find at any price. Won at auction in Germany.
The 30cm x 90cm "Daybill" style Böhmen & Mähren (Czech) original poster for the Italian submarine film Uomini Sul Fondo (De Robertis, Italy, 1941) as distributed by Bavaria Filmkunst. The film was titled "Einer für Alle" (One for All) in its German version.
The Swedish film poster for the Ufa film Was tun, Sybille? (1938) starring Jutta Freybe and Hermann Braun, 70 cm X 100 cm.
The Italian film poster for the Hans Albers 1942 film, Trenck, der Pandur ( Capitano di Ventura ), 60 cm X 70 cm.
The Italian film poster for the 1943 Emil Jannings film, Altes Herz wird wieder Jung ( Dono di Primavera ), 50cm X 70 cm.
Seven original German lobby cards (AHF) for the 1932 Arnold Fanck film, S.O.S. Eisberg, with the Weimar film censorship embossed stamps, no pin–holes, in excellent condition: starring Ernst Udet and Leni Riefenstahl.
The third and final TIEFLAND poster (1954, Leni Riefenstahl) needed to complete the trio.
Ten Italian Fotobusta cards: 1 for BENGASI, 2 for GIARABUB, 3 for DER HERRSCHER, and 4 for IN NAMEN DES VOLKES.
On May 19, 2015 the second 'Muster" of the 1933 feature film SA MANN BRAND was acquired after two years of negotiations. We are one of the only private or institutional collections which can boast of having both original versions of this historic, and iconic, early Nazi Party film poster -- stone lithographically printed with 7 inks! Brilliant colours evident even after more than 80 years...... check it out.
DAS GEWEHR ÜBER -- this 1939 military film has a German-Australian young man sent to Germany by his father to have a disciplined and more promising upbringing. Third Reich features with Australian themes are very rare -- only FRAUEN FÜR GOLDEN HILL and the Zarah Leander film ZU NEUEN UFERN, when Leander's character is sent to Parramatta Womens' Prison in the Antipodes, also feature Australian plots.
Fourteen extremely rare original American B&W film stills from the 1950s release of Karl Ritter's GPU (called THE RED TERROR in the USA and UK) were won at auction in May, 2015. The stills all have THE RED TERROR film title on their front, overlaying the Ufa studio images found on the original National Socialist 1942 stills found in our Collection.
Two rare press photos from Karl Ritter´s banned film BESATZUNG DORA were purchased in Berlin at an auction house in June 2015. We now own a total of ten photographs from this banned film –– 3 lobby cards (AHF) and 7 press photos from this film. The federal German film archives (BA-FA) has only 5 stills from BESATZUNG DORA in it's holdings.
Urlaub auf Ehrenwort (1938) – the Ufa German lithographic poster sheet, without the text, was purchased from Tokyo. It was meant to be over–printed in Imperial Japan when the film was released there in 1940. This film by Karl Ritter, along with Unternehmen Michael, were highly influential on Japanese WWII military films. The poster has been received and photographed, and can be found in our poster gallery here.
The 1938 Ferdinand Barlog poster for the Joe Stoeckel military comedy Musketier Meier III was acquired in a poster swap, and is now to be seen n our Poster Gallery.
A single, extremely rare, and iconic lobby card (Aushangfoto) from the Riefenstahl film Triumph des Willens was purchased in August and is on display at the bottom of the "Film stills" page.
Three 1941/42 Bulgarian Ufa posters for the propaganda films Über alles in der Welt, U–Boote–Westwärts! and Wunschkonzert have been found and purchased for the Collection, and are now to be found in our Poster Gallery.
Twenty–five "Uƒa Ton–Woche" lobby cards, 29cm x 23cm, spanning from 1933 to 1940 have been won in an auction in Germany. When they arrive the lobby cards wiil be listed in our WOCHENSCHAU section.
Scoop! Some 120 issues from 1942–1944 of the Film–Kurier Tageszeitung and 75 issues of the Der Film newspaper from 1942/1943 have been acquired. The dates and issue #s of each paper have now been added to our Publications ('Zeitschriften') listing pages.
A fantastic 61 press photos of Karl Ritter's Patrioten have been acquired. This brings the total number of photographs of this film in our Collection to 77 – 15 lobby cards and 62 press photos.. The film won a gold medal at the 1937 World Exhibition in Paris and was one of Ritter's acclaimed " WWI Trilogy " films, along with Unternehmen Michael and Urlaub auf Ehrenwort.
The rare Uƒa Böhmen u. Mähren poster for Karl Ritter's musical Bal Paré (1940) starring Ilse Werner, Paul Hartmann and Hannes Stelzer, amongst others, was acquired and added to our Poster Gallery.
The German/Czech bi–lingual "Protektorat" poster in wartime Böhmen & Mähren for the notorious Wolfgang Liebeneiner 1941 euthanasia film Ich klage an has been acquired and is now in our poster gallery.
The year 2015 has ended on a high note with the acquisition via a 12 December auction of the rare 1943 Swedish poster for Herbert Selpin's banned film TITANIC. The poster measures 69.5 cm X 99.5 cm (or larger than an A1) and is in top condition. This is the 7th Selpin TITANIC poster in our Collection, and we are unaware of other countries in Europe in 1943 for which we do not have a poster.....