"The challenge of finding and collecting such "taboo" posters was a hobby that became more serious when university scholars and museums and other institutions began to ask permission to use images from the website for exhibitions, books, and scholarly journals."
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Our newest book " The Making of The Crew of the Dora," written by William Gillespie, was published by German Films Dot Net in early 2016. The book uses research from the exclusive access to Karl Ritter's unpublished diary entries from May 1942 through to August 1943 to tell the story of how Besatzung Dora was conceived, written, produced, and filmed in occupied France, in Berlin, in Italy and deep inside the Soviet Union, 85 miles south of the Siege of Leningrad, between August and December 1942. Over 50,000 words of these diary entries have been transcribed from Ritter's Sütterlin handwriting and translated into English by the author. The book will also contain 90 photographs, sketches, maps and charts -- many of which are being published for the first time -- with 219 footnotes. The book is 320 pages long, Perfect–bound in a trade paperback, 6 x 9 inches in dimension. The book has been issued ISBN # 0-9808612-3-5. It is available for purchase exclusively within Australia via this website's Poster Shop, at a price of the rough equivalent of AUD$48 postpaid within Australia (Listing is priced €29). The US retail price is US$29.95 from International Historic Films and on Amazon Books, plus approximately US$24 in international postage.
We note two examples of film director Karl Ritter being given far more acknowledgement and exposure than prior to our publication of the two books about his life and about his last propaganda film, Besatzung Dora.
The new book on NS Film by noted film historian Norbert Grob, listed on Amazon.de mentions Ritter alongside Riefenstahl, Steinhoff and Käutner. No other German film history book in memory mentioned Ritter's name in it's back cover description.
The prestigious The Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television reviews the book Karl Ritter.
SUCCESS! After two years of negotiations, we have acquired on 19 May 2015 the other original poster graphic design of the historic and iconic film SA MANN BRAND (1933). We are undoubtedly one of the only collections in either private or institutional hands, to own both versions of SA MANN BRAND. You can search for the film in the Poster Gallery and both versions of the poster will be displayed.
We have just added a flag counter to our website, to show how many persons from each country have visited. As we never had a counter before, this is a new addition to our website.
New original Ufa studio article on the 1944 Alfred Weidenmann film Junge Adler can be found here. And, we have added the German A3 advertising broadsheet for the Imperial Japan military feature film, Nippons wilde Adler (1942) here.
GOOGLE ANALYTICS data indicates that 37% of visitors to this website are returning visitors, who spend an average of 8 minutes, 11 seconds per visit, and see 7 web pages on such a visit. Of these visitors, over 8% remain on the website for 6 to 30 minutes and a small percentage remain on the website for 30 minutes or more per visit, and see an average of 49 web pages on that visit. Amongst the most visited web pages are those on Karl Ritter, Hannes Stelzer, Besatzung Dora, Ostland Film GmbH; the Der Deutsche Film Index, and individual posters in the Poster Gallery.
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