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    Sunrise (Fox, 1927). Poster/Promotional Mailer (8.5" X 11" folded, 22" X 35" flat).
    Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau was one of the leading designers of the most important film movement of the 1920s, German Expressionism, through classics like Nosferatu (1922) and Der Letzte Mann (1924). Sunrise has been widely hailed as one of the greatest movies ever made, unsurpassed in terms of both artistry and sheer beauty. The story centers on a farmer (George O'Brien) who meets and falls in love with a seductive woman from the city (Margaret Livingston). The two fall in love, and the woman convinces the farmer to murder his wife (Janet Gaynor), which he agrees to do. The film was a critical blockbuster, winning three golden statues at the very first Academy Awards: Best Picture, Unique and Artistic Production - the first and only time this award was ever presented, shared with Wings (1927); and for Best Actress (Janet Gaynor), and Best Cinematography. Paper for this film is as scarce as it is beautiful, making this promotional mailer a unique find, and one we've never offered before. The seal has been torn and there is a bottom right edge tear, but otherwise the piece is in excellent condition. Fine/Very Fine.


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