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    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Goldwyn, 1920). Photos (27) (11" X 14").
    Vintage gelatin silver, double weight, matte finish photos. A sensational find for early horror film buffs, these photos are from the Expressionist masterpiece conceived by writers Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer. The set design and labrythian plot explores the world of mind control, imagination, and murder, and pushed the art of film making in the realm of psychological fear and fantasy. Director Robert Wiene and designers Hermann Warm, Walter Reim, and Walter Rohrig undoubtedly created a world that has influenced numerous film noir and horror directors throughout the last ninety years. One of the photos has chipping and tears in the borders (publicity snipe that predates 1920 U.S. premiere on verso, and four have been trimmed along the top and bottom edges). Fine/Very Fine.




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    March, 2016
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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