logos.jpg“History is not about the facts. It is about the context and who is telling the story.” —Prof. Milton Fine. 

"Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past."   –– George Orwell in his novel "1984."

 

POSTER GALLERY  --view

over 500  German film

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1927–1954  from

Germany and from

many countries across Europe!  

 

Note!  Posters in the Poster Gallery are PERMANENT

acquisitions which are NOT FOR SALE!!   ONLY the

posters listed in our POSTER STORE are for sale. 

(They have a price and order button to use.)

 

Film Posters of the Third Reich (Book)

 

(Book) –– This is not a poster.

 

Film Posters of the Third Reich  

 

by William Gillespie and Joel Nelson (Author), J. Nelson (Illustrator)

 

 

Films produced by Nazi Germany remain one of the great taboos of modern times. As one prominent film historian put it, these films are the unreconciled legacies of the Third Reich. Of the 1,094 German feature films produced between 1933-1945 fewer than ten percent are today available on DVD or VHS commercially- mostly innocuous comedies, musicals, and entertainment films produced to provide escapism to the German population during the six years of war. Students of film history today cannot access Third Reich films and these motion pictures remain an enigma to all but the most persistent collectors and students. Even rarer than the films themselves are the original posters which heralded the films in cinemas across Greater Germany before and during World War Two. Most posters were simply discarded after the film’s run or later destroyed in the firestorms caused by Allied bombings or Red Army occupation. If the posters survived the war, they were often burned as propaganda, perhaps as fuel, or left to rot. Today, those remaining copies are hidden away in national archives, as inaccessible as the films they represent -- an uncomfortable remnant of a terrible era.

This book is the first-ever to reproduce in full color over 50 posters which are the rarest of the rare - those designed to promote the most infamous and notorious propaganda films produced by Dr Goebbels. Many of these posters have never been reproduced in color after 1945 until now, and many are the only examples known to exist. They are drawn from the private collections of the two authors after forty years of collecting. The book also provides first-time English translations of articles about film posters, design, censorship and promotion from the official Reich Film Chamber s own publication, Der Deutsche Film (1936-1943) and allows the reader to understand how film was promoted throughout the Third Reich in a cinema empire across occupied Europe that by 1943 eclipsed that of Hollywood.

This book is the standard reference work on Third Reich film posters. Limited edition. "Limpbound binding". Beautiful high quality book destined to be a collectors item!

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Note: The book is 140 pages long, and besides the text contains 52 full page color posters/91 color photos and 45 B&W photos (mostly posters.) 

 

This book is the first and only book ever published completely devoted to Third Reich film posters! It is out-of-print and cannot be reprinted. Act now!

This book was published in 2007 and was out-of-print within a few years' time.  There are 4 Customer views on Amazon and the book is rated 4.6 stars out of 5 stars. Some used copies are occasionally listed on Amazon or elsewhere for US$29.95 – $50.00, plus postage from the USA. The book weighs 745 grams. Postage from America  to Australia is high, now that international shipments of books is no longer discounted with the old US "Book Rate."

As one of the co-authors of the book, I had the last 12 brand new copies of the book as shipped to me in 2007 by the printer. I now have five copies left to list here until they are all gone.

The books are located in NSW, so you benefit from a relatively low Aussie Post postage rate of $12.20. The postage is included in this fixed price of €22, which is ca. AUD$37 ppd.  Once these copies are sold, there will never be any further new old stock. The book was published with the licensing of poster images from the German authorities and explicitly the book print-run was limited to 1,000 copies without any further reprinting allowed.

This offer is valid only for books purchased for shipment addresses within Australia. No foreign sales.

AUTOGRAPHED COPY ?  If you would like to have your copy autographed by William Gillespie, one of the two co-authors, please let us know with your order, and if there is a personal inscription to someone to whom you are giving the book as a gift.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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