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    Nosferatu (Deutscher Tonfilm-Vertrieb, R-1930). German 8 Page Program (4.5" x 11").
    When German director F. W. Murnau decided to do a film version of Bram Stoker's Dracula, he never took into account the legal issues of making a film without first securing the rights to do so. Bram Stoker had written the novel Dracula in 1897 and had passed away in 1912, but his wife Florence lived on until 1937 and still owned the rights to his works. During her widowed years, the sole means of support for Mrs. Stoker were the sales of her late husbands works and she jealously guarded those rights. It was no wonder then, when F. W. Murnau created Nosferatu without her permission, that Mrs. Stoker would sue him for all copies of the film. And even though she tried to destroy those copies, like the undead count himself, Nosferatu lived on. The film was barely released in 1922 before it's legal troubles started. By 1930, it resurfaced in Germany with a new title The Twelfth Hour and now had an added musical score to take advantage of the new technology of sound. Even the cast members had their characters re-named in a further effort to disguise the film from the attorney's of Mrs. Stoker. This program is the only item we've ever run across for the reissued version of Nosferatu. Original posters and advertising material of any kind associated with the film is virtually impossible to find which makes this program so unique. Inside, Max Schreck appears as Furst Wollkoff (Count Orlock/ Nosferatu) and on another page is an image that would be used on the poster art. Other than some rusting beginning to show on the two staples, this program is in very nice condition. Very Fine/Near Mint.


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