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    Metropolis (UFA, 1927). British Herald (6.5" X 16"). One of the most important films of the silent era was Fritz Lang's landmark "Metropolis." Based on a book by Thea von Harbou (who was married to Lang at the time. They divorced in 1933 when von Harbou joined the Nazi party and Lang, ideologically opposed to the National Socialists, emigrated to America) and adapted for the screen by von Harbou and Lang, the production took two years to film. An Art Deco extravaganza, the film, the most expensive ever undertaken at the time, almost bankrupted Universum Film (UFA), the company that produced it. Paper from this important film is both incredibly scarce and incredibly sought after. The rare pieces that do surface typically command strong prices at auction. This British herald, promoting an English-language showing of the film at The Picturedrome, features beautiful artwork and a brief synopsis of the film. Complete with promotional artwork and photos from the production, this is an important piece of film history. This 6.5" x 16" (folded to 6.5" x 8") duotone piece suffers from some fairly severe creasing, and the notation "1927" (the year of the film's release) has been written in ink on the cover under Lang's name. In spite of its flaws, however, this is an exceptional piece from an exceptional film, and deserves serious consideration by anyone interested in the history of cinema. Fine-.

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