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    Titanic (Tobis Filmkunst, 1943). French Double Grande (62" X 93").
    This 1943 motion picture version of the 1912 sinking of the RMSTitanic was a German propaganda film made during World War II, commissioned by Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels. The picture was shown for a short time in German occupied Europe beginning in 1943, but not in Germany, as Goebbels was concerned it might weaken, rather than boost the morale of the country's citizens. The goal of showing the film was to use the demise of the Titanic as a way to discredit British and American capitalism, and instead extol the selflessness and valor of German men. Scenes of British and French passengers searching for their loved ones through locked gates and a chain link fence were too similar in nature to what was actually happening in concentration camps, and Goebbels later banned the film entirely. During what was a highly tense filming process, director Herbert Selpin was reported to the Gestapo by his friend and co-writer of the script, Walter Zerlett-Olfenius, questioned by Goebbels, and within 24 hours found dead, hanging in his cell. An uncredited Werner Klingler was brought in to finish directing the plagued production. The premiere of the movie was postponed, as the theatre was bombed by the Royal Air Force the night before the event. A premiere did take place soon after in Paris (November 1943), perhaps announced by this stone litho French poster, illustrated by Jacques Bonneau (New Adventures of Tarzan, 1935; Kid Galahad, 1935; Maltese Falcon, 1946). Touchup has been applied to chips and tears in the borders and image area. This is the first time Heritage has presented paper of any format from this picture, and it's unlikely collectors will see this piece appear very often at auction. Fine+ on Linen.


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