Nazi propaganda films Europe–wide!
One of the strengths of this Collection is our acquisition of many non–German original film posters from the war years from neutral and Axis countries screening the same German propaganda film.
For example, the 1942 feature film The Great Love / Die große Liebe which starred Swedish actress Zarah Leander. The film ranked #1 in box office in 1942/43, attracted over 30 million audience members. In our Collection we have 9 original 1942/1944 posters for the film including the two from Germany itself, two from the Protektorat (former Czech lands), two from Fascist Italy, one from Occupied France, one from her neutral Sweden, and one from Franco's Spain. To see these cinema posters just search for the film in our Search feature.
Major propaganda films for which we have multiple posters from various European countries are listed below. The number of posters is registered next to the film title. The total number of posters may include two or more different posters from a single country, depending.
Bismarck – 5 posters
DIII88 – 5 posters
Der Fuchs von Glenarvon – 6 posters
Die Große Liebe – 9 posters
Jud Süß – 9 posters
Kampgeschwader Lützow – 7 posters
Münchhausen – 13 posters
Olympia – 8 posters (some from each of the two film titles)
Ohm Krüger – 7 posters, plus an original grahic painting for the French poster by renowned graphic artist René Péron, and a poster issued at the time of the film's run in France telling the story of Uncle Krüger in cartoon panels.
Stukas – 10 posters (6 are Fotobusta from Italy)
Titanic (Selpin) – 8 posters
Verräter – 8 posters
There are quite a few other German films in our Collection which have three or two posters, not listed above. We also have multiple posters of a few Fascist Italy films, such as 3 full-sized 1942 posters for Alessandrini's Giarabub, and six Fotobusta from it.