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Our Poster Store shall be closed between 15 July and 20 October 2018! Please keep this in mind when ordering. We cannot ship any items between these dates.

20 May 2018  We have just added the super–rare 1933/1934 Ufa film HJ0.jpgstudio production presentation box set sent to German cinema owners to promote the forthcoming releases, including Hitlerjunge Quex, Flüchtlinge, Gold, and 24 other feature films. This set is the first–ever announcement about these films! Scroll BELOW to find this remarkable set listing. 

 

16 April 2018: We have just added an extremely rare 1934 cinema ticket for the Nazi Party's first feature film on the "Movement," SA MANN BRAND. The ticket is not from a German cinema, but from the 96th Street Theater in Manhattan, the Yorkville neighbourhood where many German immigrants lived. The ticket is truly a unique piece of NS film propaganda. We offer it as well as the film's 'Illustrierte Film–Kurier' 8 page German language cinema program. SCROLL below to find the listing.

9 November 2017: We have today sold the press–book and the film still first listed on 14 October.

14 October 2017: We have added the original studio press-book for the Friedrich the Great film by Veit Harlan, Der Große König as well as an original 1940 film still from the Harlan film, Jud Süss.  

12 August 2017: The Traub booklet has just sold. Now only the 2 posters and our 2 books remain in stock....

2 August 2017We have just sold both the poster for DIE ÄFFARE RÖDERN, as well as the French press–book for the Veit Harlan film JUD SÜß.

2 June 2017: In the past month we have sold through our Poster Store the impossible–to–find–another original 1933 poster for the important and now lost propaganda film Blutendes Deutschland, the Lot of very rare Hitlerjunge Quex film promotional materials; the also very rare autographed photo of Karl Ritter, and now have just three remaining NS film posters to offer: the exceedingly rare wartime Occupied Belgian poster for Hitlerjunge Quex, the beautiful, late war (1944) film poster for the Prussian military melodrama Die Affäre Rödern, and the small window poster for the Hans Albers film - which was awarded the 1934 National Film Prize by the Propaganda Ministry – Flüchtlinge. We also offer the original French press–book for the Veit Harlan film Jud Süss / Le juif Suss. Don't hesitate to order and know that you have reserved and acquired these rare film treasures before they are sold to someone else. Thank you for your custom.

We now have but two original NS film posters left to sell -- the wartime Belgian Hitlerjunge Quex poster from 1941 and the small "window poster" for the 1933 propaganda film Flüchtlinge, starring Hans Albers.  These are duplicates to our permanent collection and we are selling them to raise funds for further acquisitions. These are original authentic posters from 1941 and 1933 respectively. Once they are sold, it will take many years for you to find them again, if ever, on the open marketplace. 

The poster you buy will of course not have the www.germanfilms.net watermark on it. WORLDWIDE SHIPPING (REGISTERED/ AIRMAIL) FOR ALL ITEMS  IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE. Please note that the actual value will be declared on the Customs form to ensure that a full refund is available if the poster is lost en route. The buyer is responsible for all import and/or other duties into their resident country.

 

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POSTERS FOR SALE..... 

 

LOOK!!!!   WWII Occupied Belgian  super–rare Hitlerjunge Quex original poster for sale!  €980,- ppd.

 

Hans Albers poster –Flüchtlinge (1933) Beautiful small A3 original poster for sale €125- ppd.

 

Veit Harlan's Der Große König film original Press–book -- 60 pages long with over 50 photos and sketches €90- ppd. SOLD!

 

Wow!    Jud Süss original 1940 French press–book (Le juif Suss)  €998,– SOLD!

 

Poster: Blutendes Deutschland (1933,  33 cm x 46 cm in size) poster  €898 including the film's rare "Illustrierter Film–Kurier" 8 page cinema program.    SOLD!

 

Publication: Der Film als politisches Machtmittel  (1933) by Dr. Hans Traub, €48. SOLD!

 

Poster:  The stunningly beautiful Prussian military film poster for  the  Die Affäre Rödern (1944, AO) €480- SOLD!

 

Karl Ritter extremely rare original autographed photo  €375,  SOLD!

 

Poster:  ...reitet für Deutschland (1941, AO) poster €950-    traded 6/15 for another poster.

 

LOOK!!!!  Hitlerjunge Quex original 1933 film promotional materials!  €498,  SOLD!

 

Ultra rare SA MANN BRAND cinema ticket from a US Manhattan movie theatre in 1934!

 

Book:  Karl Ritter – His Life & 'Zeitfilms' under National Socialism –expanded 2nd edition.

 

Book:  The Making of The Crew of the Dora  (Besatzung Dora,  forbidden 1943) !!!

 

*** WOW!   International Registered Airmail  postage included in the price. ***

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Le Juif Suss (Jud Süß / Jud Süss / Jud Suess) press–book

 

The original French JUD SÜSS  Press–book for sale.

 

Le Juif Suss (Jud Süß / Jud Süss / Jud Suess) press–book

The original 1940/1941 Uƒa studio press-book for the French premiere of the Veit Harlan film JUD SÜSS,  which in France was re–titled Le juif Suss.

 

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The press-book is in overall "mint" condition, and all pages, unfolded panels, and both the front and back covers, are shown in the six photographs in this listing.

Worldwide registered Airmail postage included in the price.

 

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It is often said that the original pre–1945 French press–books were more beautifully designed and produced that their German counter–parts. That is certainly true in the case of Le juif Suss.  The stunning array of photo montage mixed with graphics, colours, and typography really cannot be bettered.  This is the second original copy of this item we have seen for sale –– in this case at auction in 2010 –– in over 25 years of collecting. We are offering it here for slightly less than what we paid for it in the Paris auction then, and including worldwide registered postage as well. A truly once-in-a-lifetime film treasure.
 
 
 
 
 
€998.00
 
Year
1940
 
Director
Harlan
 
Country
 

Hitlerjunge Quex poster for sale

 

 

 

This super–rare 1941 wartime poster for Hitlerjunge Quex was printed in Occupied Belgium for the film's premiere at that time.

This propaganda film had been banned in Belgium from 1933 until the Wehrmacht arrived. Limited showings of the film were then held at major cinemas such as the Roxy and Studio 48. We have one of these posters in our permanent collection, and found this one in a French auction some years ago. The film's German name, as shown on this poster, was used in the German–speaking and Wallone area of Belgium. In the French-speaking areas, and in France itself, the film was screened and marketed as Le jeune Hitlérien.

After the war ended, all such posters were ruthlessly destroyed and/or burned as a shameful part of Belgium's wartime collaboration and history, and this surviving poster is exceptionally rare.

This poster is 15 inches x 27 inches large, so perfect for framing and displaying. The wartime Belgium censorship office "postage" stamp of approval is still attached to the poster's left edge. The poster is in overall good condition for its age with bright, vibrant colours. The poster is linen-backed, which makes it ready for framing, and that backing would normally cost $150-$200 alone by a professional poster gallery. 

Price is €980 ppd. worldwide with Registered Airmail delivery.

 
 
€980.00
 
Year
1941
 
Director
Steinhoff
 
Country
Belgium (Occupied/WWII)
 

Blutendes Deutschland

 

BLUTENDES DEUTSCHLAND (Director: Johannes Haußler, 1932, Terra-Film, running time: 36 Minutes / 978 meters.) The film depicted Germany from the establishment of the Reich by Bismarck in 1871, through to WWI, the Red uprisings, Ruhr occupation by French troops, Germans in the throes of the inflation–ridden Weimar Republic, and the rise of the NSDAP, with Hitler’s eventual assumption of power. It is considered an important film of "Zeitgeschichte" made prior to Hitler becoming Chancellor.  A second longer version of the film was released on 30 March 1933 running 68 Minutes / 1855 meters to incorporate footage of Hitler’s assumption of power on 30 January ’33 and the celebrations across Berlin by the Nazi Party and its members  –– and was the very first feature–length film of the Third Reich. The famous iconic scene of the Sturmabteilung men and others marching through the Brandenburg Gate with torches is depicted on this poster.The film is today lost and only an 17 minute fragment exists in the Bundesarchiv. The poster was designed by graphic artist Erich Meerwald, who designed few motion picture  posters, and is most famous for his postage stamp designs for the Reichspost and post–1945 for the Bundespost.

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Shown here for background information, from the Gillespie Collection, are:  a very rare B&W original still from this lost film, showing the wife of Kaiser Wilhelm alighting a horse–drawn carriage in WWI, an exceedingly rare original 96th Street Theater cinema handbill advertisement for the film in 1941 in Manhattan, the Illustrierter Film–Kurier program for the film, and a German newspaper page heralding the new film and its storyline.  The 96th Street Theater handbill, written in German for German–Americans,  explains the plot of the film thusly:

"This fact-filled film was produced by National Socialists in 1933 shortly after the seizure of power. And when seen by today's eyes, it is as interesting and contemporary as it was then. The newspapers daily are full of war reporting and full of unfriendly commentaries. One cannot really understand much, one cannot know the deep causes....(but) here you see VERSAILLES ! Germany senselessly dismembered, disenfranchised, patronized, sucked dry, the Ruhr occupied by the French, 46 political parties - hopelessness - despair. The struggling youth marches to Germany's future. Adolf Hitler speaks. Dr. Goebbels speaks.

Both of these speeches are perhaps the most interesting, given by the men of the New Germany. They were held long before the seizure of power. And they are just as fresh as then, yes, even more interesting, because in the meanwhile we have seen how serious and honest their words were really meant.

The last great public mass gathering before the seizure of power. The appointment of Hitler as Chancellor.

BLUTENDES DEUTSCHLAND is an historical document in the true sense of the word, which no German should miss. "

 The film's  festive premiere at the UT-Kurfürstendamm in Berlin (Deulig Tonwoche newsreel, 1933):

 

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 The original  Blutendes Deutschland  poster available for sale here, is 33 cm x 46 cm in size (between a DIN A3 and A2 in size), or approximately 13 x 24 inches in size.  We have, in more than 30 years, only seen two of this original poster for sale, and we bought both of them! This one is the second one we bought, which we are selling in order to earn funds for further poster acquisitions.  The poster has pinholes on all four corners, as it was actually used to promote the film in 1933. The poster also has a pinhole in the body of the poster, just to the left of the second Roman column on the left half of the poster. The poster was folded for decades in half. This crease will soften if not disappear if the poster is linen-backed or the poster is matted and framed. Given the fact that the poster survived WWII, Red Army and Allied destruction of all Nazi propaganda, then post-war West German denazification and/or DDR suppression, it is in reasonable shape for its age. With its iconic Stormtrooper torchlight parade on Hitler's assumption of power, it is remarkable that it survived at all.  INCLUDED in the purchase price is a good condition original "Illustrierter Film–Kurier" film program (8 pp.), the cover of which is shown on the row above the yellow text poster above... the "IF-K" for this film is very rare and copies infrequently for sale on the internet command between €50 and €75 each when available.

  

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€898.00
 
Year
1933
 
Director
Häußler
 
Country
Germany
 

Hitlerjunge Quex Combo Offer!

 

"Hitlerjunge Quex" Combo Offer!

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Here is a better look at the postcard and the cover of the sheet music:

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It is almost impossible now to find originals of the Ufa studio promotional materials for the infamous film Hitlerjunge Quex (Dir. Steinhoff, 1933). Here we offer in one discounted combination package the following:

1. The exceedingly rare original Ufa 8 page film newspaper "Opfergeist" aimed at German youth tells the story of how the unnamed actor who played the lead role was found on the streets of Berlin, background material on the lead adult stars such as the great Heinrich George, the plot of the film, and of the unnamed Berlin boys and girls who played in all the other Hj roles, the songsheet of the film's famous song "Our Flag flutters before us", and then on the back page, a black & white full image of the famous film poster. We have only seen three of these newspapers available in over 30 years, and we bought them all!  We show here 4 pages of the eight pages.

 

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2. The super–rare Ufa red/white/black postcard of the film's poster, and an advertisement by Ufa on the reverse side, promoting the film "from –September in all large German cinemas...."  There is currently one of these cards listed worldwide elsewhere (through a Philatelic Shop) for US$595 plus handling fess. The  card is in overall very good shape for its age, and was not posted or used at the time.

3.  The film's Einstellungsprotokoll, that is background information and a word–for–word transcription of the film's dialogue, reprinted by the German publishing house from the original Ufa script. This book usually lists, when available, for over €50.

4. a REPRINT (not original in this case) of the impossible–to–find 1933 Ufa "Werberatschlag" 38 page cinema owner's promotional guide about the film, its plot, the stars, and all the advertising materials and stills and poster and handbills --everything -- that was available from Ufa to help market the film. Yes, the "Opfergeist" newspaper is listed in this Guide on page 28. This Guide is only available as part of this offer.

5. The original four page Ufa Ton Verlag music song sheet for the Baldur von Schirach song in the film that became the national anthem for the Hitler Youth, Unser Fahne flattert uns voran!  The cover of the song sheet is shown here (bottom right) and there is tape on the inside music pages over tears in the pages. This sheet had a lot of use before May 1945 !

The "Opfergeist" is so rare it is hard to put a price on it, but we paid over €100 for it some years ago. The Ufa postcard is selling elsewhere for well over US$600 with auction house fees added, and the Einstellungsprotokoll book is worth more than €50. The "Werberatschlag" Guide is simply unavailable elsewhere. Another copy of the HJ  music song sheet was sold at auction in Berlin for nearly €100 a few years ago. So perhaps €800–1,000 if you could locate these items at all, separately. How long would you have to look -- maybe forever.

 

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Our combo price including worldwide registered post shipping, €498.

 
 
€498.00
 
Year
1933
 
Director
Steinhoff
 
Country
Germany
 

Die Affäre Rödern

 

This stunning full sized "A0" poster (46 x 33 inches / 1.6 metres x 1.1 metres) is for the film DIE AFFÄRE RÖDERN, which premiered on 14 July 1944 -- just 10 months before the collapse of the Third Reich. Very few Nazi  film posters were printed after this date!

Below: the film being announced on the 1944 Ufa film studio calendar:

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A dramatic scene from the film from our Collection of film stills:

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The plot of the film is thus:

General von Rödern has prepared plans for a novel underground fortification at Fort Schweidnitz. He is unhappily married, falls in love with a singer. Whilst at the Austrian Embassy, he accidentally loses a part of the plans and they are found by the French Marquis d'Orion, his rival for the singer, who gives them to the Austrian Ambassador. The courier to Vienna is imprisoned at Fort Schweidnitz. In the subsequent war, Schweidnitz is captured by the Austrians and Rödern is brought to Vienna, where he again meets the singer, this time on her death–bed. He succeeds in returning to Prussia, clears his name, but is killed helping to recapture Fort Schwednitz.

Because of nationalist and miliitarist propaganda, the film was BANNED by the Allies in 1945.

The poster will be sent to you folded. As a BONUS , you will also receive a DVD-r DVD, playable worldwide, of the FILM (without subtitles, in the German language.)

 

 
 
€480.00
 
Year
1944
 
Director
Waschneck
 
Country
Germany
 

UFA 1933/1934 FILM ANNOUNCEMENT BOX SET (incl. HJ QUEX, FLÜCHTLINGE, and 25 other films)

 

UƒA FILM STUDIO 1933/1934 PRODUCTIONS PRESENTATION BOX SET

 

 (incl. HJ QUEX, FLÜCHTLINGE, and 25 other films)

We offer here the extremely rare original German Uƒa film studio Presentation Box, sent only to cinema owners, to announce and promote the forthcoming 1933 – 1934 movie season. The box contains 31 individual booklets –– 27 feature film booklets are each 8 pages in length; as well as four 4 page booklets. The four page booklets include one which announces the overall 1933/1934 season with all film titles listed;  as well as a message from the Uƒa management; and the other three shorter booklets are devoted to Short Films, Cultural Films, and the Uƒa Wochenschau newsreels, respectively. Each of the 31 booklets is 8 inches by 6.5 inches large (approximately 20.5 cm x 17 cm.)

(Heretofore the annual Uƒa annual announcements were either softbound or hardbound books, with two or three pages devoted to each film. This included the film title, the actors, director, and synopsis. Graphic art depicting a scene from the film, or in some cases, the art that later adorned the actual film poster, was also shown. This 1933/1934 box set design is unique and different to all the other film studio’s preview season publications which ran from 1920/1921 in the Weimar years through to the final one published in late 1939. Individual film booklets were never used again.)

 

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The first–ever Hitlerjunge Quex announcement (a facsimile copy of this cover is permanently on display in the Berlin Film Museum/Kinemathek.)  :

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In the first booklet all 27 feature films are listed by title. An 8 page booklet devoted to each film is included in the set. This box is complete with nothing missing.  The metal snap which closes the box also snaps shut.

Important propaganda films amongst the 27 film booklets included are Hans Steinhoff’s Hitlerjunge Quex, Gustav Ucicky’s Flüchtlinge (Refugees), Wolfgang Liebeneiner’s Rivalen der Luft (Rivals in the Air), the "Blood and Soil" film Blut und Boden (also titled Du sollst nicht begehren/You shall not covet), Die Himmelflöte (Air Fleet), Carl Froelich's Volldampf Voraus! (Full Speed Ahead!) ; a yet untitled Espionage Film listing Leni Riefenstahl as the star ––the film was never produced! Also a yet unnamed Arnold Fanck Film (famous for his “mountain pictures:”) Of the non–propaganda films, there are many well–known ones today, such as Victor und Victoria by Reinhold Schünzel, and Karl Hartl’s Gold, starring Hans Albers, which is the only Science Fiction Film produced during the Third Reich that was released for public viewing.

Please note that these booklets are the FIRST PUBLICATIONS about each of these films ever.  Imagine owning the first–ever publication on Hitlerjunge Quex!

This set is also important historically because it was the first Uƒa studio publication which addressed its relationship with the new Hitler regime.

In 1933, the Uƒa studio was doing its best to accommodate the Minister for Propaganda, Dr. Joseph Goebbels, who was by default the “Minister for Film.”

In the introductory booklet listing all 27 feature the message from the film studio’s senior management states:

In confident trust in the government of the Reich, with such an outstanding, success–initiated, economic lift of the German people, by providing extraordinary artistic, financial and technical resources,  [this] has enabled us at Ufa to offer our esteemed clientele the 1933/34 film distribution program of 27 feature, cultural and short films.  

WORLDWIDE POSTAGE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.  THE BOX SET WILL BE SENT INSURED AT THE PURCHASE PRICE. We pay for postage, insurance and Paypal fees.

 

SAVE €130! If you purchase both this Ufa 1933/1934 presentation set containing the first–ever Hitlerjunge Quex booklet, and the above–listed Occupied Belgium 1941 original poster for Hitlerjunge Quex, we will refund €130 off the combined price of  €1430.  Both are incredibly rare and may not surface on the market again for decades.

 

 

 

 
 
€450.00
 
Year
1933
 
Director
 
Country
Germany
 

Karl Ritter original autograph (1942) for sale

 

Rare  KARL RITTER original autographed photograph from 1942

The original autographs of film director Karl Ritter (1888–1977) are exceedingly rare. This is one of only two which the William Gillespie Collection has found and purchased in two decades.  This one is standard postcard size, with blue fountain pen dedication and signature, dated 1942.  

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Included in the price is an original copy of the "Aktuelle Fiimbücher"  pamphlet Karl Ritter, written by Kurt Höllger and published in 1940 in Berlin. It is 42 pages long with over 20 B&W photos in it, written in German.  The same photo was used as the front cover photo image for the pamphlet, as you can see,  and is a nice complementary collection piece.

 
 
€375.00
 
Year
1942
 
Director
Karl Ritter
 
Country
Germany
 

"SA MANN BRAND" rare 1934 Manhattan cinema ticket

 

This is an extremely rare cinema ticket, valid for any one of the five scheduled screenings of the NSDAP Sturmabteilung feature film, SA MANN BRAND, for 29 May 1934 at the 96th Street Theatre in Manhattan's Yorkville neighbourhood. 

The 96th Street Theater screened imported Third Reich German feature films and documentaries for the German–speaking population of New York City until war between the USA and Reich was declared in December 1941. We have in our Collection two 4 page handbills from this cinema, advertising such films, such as for the Luftwaffe 1939 military film DIII88, shown below.

 

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SA MANN BRAND was the first of the three "Movement" films DSC00073.jpegportraying the  very bloody 'Kampfzeit' of the Nazi Party during the Weimar years leading up to Hitler's assumption of power.  The other two, of course being HANS WESTMAR and   HITLERJUNGE QUEX. 

We own both of the original posters for this film. One of them is shown here (and both are to be found in our Poster Gallery.)

 

 

 

 

The cinema ticket measures a large 15 cm X 8 cm (6 inches X 3 1/2 inches) and is printed on heavy cardboard. The back side of the ticket has a shopping list of grocery items someone made in with pencil and fountain pen.  Note that the text is written in German, not English.

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We will also include a complete, albeit hole–punched and creased,  8 page cinema program for the film, printed in Germany in 1933, the 'Illustrierte Film–Kurier' program. Worldwide airmail shipping  and Paypal/credit card fees are also included in this price.

 

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€195.00
 
Year
1933
 
Director
Seitz
 
Country
Germany
 

Flüchtlinge (Fluechtlinge) (Refugees)

 

Ufa cardboard 11 x 17 inch (A3)  cinema so–called "Window poster" for the famous Hans Albers film, REFUGEES (FLÜCHTLINGE) made in 1933. The poster has a blank rectangle at the bottom for the local cinema to paste or print their screening dates and times.

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The film was awarded the National Film Prize for Year 1934 by Dr. Goebbels of the Reichsministerium für Volksaufklärung und Propaganda (as is seen here  to the LEFT)  in the proclamation scanned from our 1934 Uƒa film studio annual cinema owners' publication.

 

Please note that our watermark "www.germanfilm.net" is NOT on the actual poster.

The poster is in overall good condition for it's age, and will be posted via Registerd Airmail at no extra charge worldwide to the buyer.

 
 
€125.00
 
Year
1933
 
Director
Ucicky
 
Country
Germany
 

Film still, Jud Süß (1940, Harlan)

 

We offer an exceedingly rare original full–sized 23 cm x 29 cm lobby card (Aushangfoto) from the Veit Harlan propaganda film, Jud Süß. The photo has the full white border on all four sides, which is slightly cropped here in this scanned image. The image of stunning actress Kristina Söderbaum, playing the role of Dorothea, is an iconic photograph from this film. She has brought in her hand a petition to Duke Alexander for the release of her fiancé, Faber. He has been falsely imprisoned by Süss, who wants to remove him as her fiancé so he  can marry her himself. Süss intercepts her with the petition and prevents her from seeing the Duke.

 

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Süss then rips up her petition and forces her to submit to his sexual desires by having his henchmen torture Faber until she agrees to his carnal desire. This rape scene was reputedly inserted in the revised film script at the insistence of Dr. Goebbels, who felt a tortured lover scene he knew from the Puccini opera Tosca was highly effective as a dramatic tool. 

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The photograph is in overall good condition for it's age, with the Terra Filmkunst film studio logo and the film title on the front, as was standard practice for Third Reich films. The price includes registered international airmail postage world wide, which is the equivalent of approximately €15- of the price.

 

 
 
€120.00
 
Year
1940
 
Director
Harlan
 
Country
Germany
 

Press-book for Veit Harlan's Der große König (1942)

 

 

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Veit Harlan's 1942 war film Der große König, starring Otto Gebühr in his signature role as Friedrich the Great, and a superb cast and thousands of extras in the huge battle scenes, is one of the outstanding propaganda films of the Third Reich. Film historians have all agreed that the depiction of Friedrich the Great at war against a host of enemies and facing the greatest threats to Prussia in its history,  provided the film audiences with parallels to Hitler's own war at the time.

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We have a used very scarce original Tobis Filmkunst press-book for the film on offer, duplicate to the one in our Collection. It is a massive 60 pages –– almost double the standard length of such press-books -- and contains 9 sketches of the King or other characters in the film, as well as no less than 47 dot matrix photographs and captions. These in turn are printed in perforated pages allowing cinema owners to tear pages out for use in their local newspaper advertising for their local film screening.  

The press-book has many of these perforated pages separated from the binding, so loose, but they are 100% complete and intact. There are no pages missing. A few are creased and rumpled, but overall they are more than readable and collectible. Articles in the press-book accompanying the dozens of photos include ones such as "The role of his life" on Otto Gebühr," "She has a good heart" on the role of Luise, played by Kristina Söderbaum; "A typical war day of the Great King," "The Generals of the Great King," "Friedrich the Great and Maria Theresa," " After the battle," " The dangerous hour," "Friedrich the Great in Film and on Stage," "Historical Film and historical truth." Etc.

The press-book will be sent via Registered International Post from Australia worldwide. The A$26,50/€17/US$20 cost of Shipping is included in our €90 price.

 

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€90.00
 
Year
1942
 
Director
Harlan
 
Country
Germany
 

Der Film als politisches Machtmittel

 

Der Film als politisches Machmittel  (The Film as an Instrument of Power) was written in 1933 after the National Socialists took power.

It was written by Dr. Hans Traub, who was at the time a professor at the University of Griefswald and a Referent at the German Institutre for Newspaper Clients in Berlin. He later joined the Ufa studio at Babelsberg as head of the new Archives of the 'Filmakademie' Film School. He wrote the official history of Ufa (Die Ufa, 1943, Ufa Buchverlag, Berlin)  and was an important film expert and researcher until his death during WWII through blood poisoning. 

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This 30 page booklet examines the use of the motion picture in feature films, cultural films, educational films, newsreels (Wochenschauen) in terms of propaganda and "Tendenzfilm" potentials, and the role of the Censor as a propaganda agent.

Traub argues that the motion picture is the second most important means of delivering language and propaganda –– the most important means being the voice of the Führer. He further argues that movement and rhythm are both tools of propaganda and ideology.  

As one of the first, if not the first, statements about the use of film by the Hitler regime in government, it is a very rare and important document.  Postage included, worldwide.

 
 
€48.00
 
Year
1933
 
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Karl Ritter – His Life and 'Zeitfilms' under National Socialism by William Gillespie - for sale

 

German film director Karl Ritter (1888 – 1977) scripted, assisted, produced or directed 97 movies and film projects between 1927 and 1945 but his work is known today only to historians and students of National Socialist film. A pamphlet written in 1940 Berlin was the sole  biographical sketch on Ritter ever published.

Yet Ritter was the prototype fascist film director who more than any other director in the Third Reich worked tirelessly for the Nazi ideological cause. Ritter first heard Hitler speak in Munich in 1920, knew him personally from 1923, and joined the NSDAP in 1925.  His creative skills as a soldier, aviation pioneer, technician, graphic artist and film director came to the fore in 1933 when the  Ufa film studio gave him his own production company to make films for the New Germany.  His films for Goebbels were called ‘cinematic tanks that belong to the advance guard on the propaganda front’  by the Reichsfilmkammer’s own  magazine. Film historian John Altmann labelled Ritter ‘the most  irresponsible and dangerous filmmaker of the Third Reich.‘

His WWI trilogy of  Patrioten, Unternehmen Michael and Urlaub auf Ehrenwort  made him one of Germany’s leading film directors in the late 1930’s, and his anti-Bolshevik films Hitlerjunge Quex, Über alles in der Welt, Kadetten and GPU  prompted the Soviets to  demand that he stand trial in 1945 for war crimes. His films are still taboo in Germany and Austria to this day.

Karl Ritter – His Life and ‘Zeitfilms’ under National Socialism provides the first study in English which draws on both German film archives and unpublished sources to present Karl Ritter to a new audience.  A chronology of his life and film work from Weimar silent films through to the collapse of the Third Reich  provides new insights heretofore unexamined.

Translated here for the first time are a 1940 biographical sketch, a 1936 speech on ‘Zeitfilms and Contemporary History’ given by Ritter to a film institute audience in Hamburg, and all the entries in his diaries about Ritter by Dr Joseph Goebbels. Ritter’s dramatic escape from Soviet captivity in May 1945 is told in his own words for the first time.  Rare full color reproductions of original posters of Ritter’s most famous films are included, as well as B&W illustrations drawn from Third Reich and Ritter family sources.

Published by German Films Dot Net.

"Painstaking research…. a very interesting book….presents future scholars with a compilation of (very) rare documents by/about Ritter…. " ––  Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television,  –– Vol.33 #2, June 2013.

We strongly recommend that interested visitors to our website check out the Karl Ritter feature film DVDs and books available from International Historic Films, Chicago, IL. in America, which also sells this book. 

note: €20 is approximately AUD$30. This price includes domestic postage to addresses in Australia.

NOTE:  You will receive the  hugely expanded 2nd edition, which has  295 pages ( xxii, 253, plus 20 fuill colour poster plate pages ) and is the most extensive material on Karl Ritter ever published.  Autographed by the Author on request.

 
 
€20.00
 
Year
2014
 
Director
AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC SALES ONLY.
 
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USA/EUROPE PLEASE ORDER FROM IHF FILMS,CHICAGO
 

The Making of The Crew of the Dora

 

The Making of The Crew of the Dora

For Sale ONLY to Customers with an Australian address – See below.

For the first time in Third Reich Cinema literature, a book brings an insider’s perspective to working within the dictatorship for Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Ministry, the Reichsfilmintendanz, the OKW, and Ufa, who approved, then rejected, re–approved, supported, and in the end, banned The Crew of the Dora from cinemas altogether. The Crew of the Dora (1943) was the Third Reich’s last contemporary combat feature film, written, produced and directed by the Ufa film studio’s highly successful Karl Ritter (1888–1977). From producing Steinhoff’s Hitlerjunge Quex to his own Pour le Mérite, Ritter’s hard–hitting propaganda films had broken box office records and generated huge profits for Ufa. Stalin’s USSR demanded he stand trial for war crimes in 1945 for Quex, Über alles in der Welt, Kadetten, and his anti–Communist films about the Spanish Civil War and the Soviet GPU.

Dora was Ritter’s most ambitious and challenging effort. The script called for a story line on all three German war fronts simultaneously: the Western Front in France, the Eastern Front in the Soviet Union, as well as on the North African Front. If that was not complicated enough, the film uniquely was to be filmed entirely on location with no studio shots. This meant putting the cast and crew in harm’s way on active war fronts in the middle of World War II for months at a time – a danger no other feature film took on, and one limited otherwise to the brave Deutsche Wochenschau cameramen and their Propaganda Companies. This book provides 120 pages of transcribed excerpts from Ritter’s heretofore–unpublished diaries, following the conception, writing, production, filming and censorship of the film between May 1942 and March 1943. With 90 photographs, maps, sketches, and illustrations – many previously unpublished –The Making of The Crew of the Dora is an essential read for anyone interested in Nazi filmmaking. 320 pages, 90 photos & illustrations, Perfect–bound trade paperback. By William Gilleapie, author of Karl Ritter – His Life and ‘Zeitfilms’ Under National Socialism (2nd edition, 2014).

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The price includes the cost of the book, the freight costs from the USA, and the domestic postage to send the book within Australia of $13.95.  As the book weighs over 500 grams, it does not qualify for the Letter Rate and higher Australia Post charges unfortunately apply.  Note: The book would cost more if ordered from the USA, due to the prevailing exchange rate and international postage (the book delivered to Australia would cost AUD$60–$70 all up.)  We will not be able to justify importing more copies for sale in Australia so when our stock is gone, it is gone. 

€20 is the rough equivalent to AUD$30 ppd.  SALES ARE LIMITED TO CUSTOMERS WITH AN AUSTRALIAN ADDRESS.  The listing of the price in Euros is because all of our Poster Shop items are listed in Euros. Foreign customers should check for the listing of the book on the International Historic Films website and on Amazon Books.  Orders overseas will be fulfilled from the USA. The retail price of the book from IHF or Amazon or ebay.com is US$29.95 plus international postage of about US$24.00.

If you would like your copy autographed by the author, you MUST so indicate when you place the order. Thank you.

 

 
 
€20.00
 
Year
2016
 
Director
Foreign customers please go to IHF or Amazon Books !
 
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AUSTRALIAN DOMESTIC SALES ONLY POSSIBLE.