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    Metropolis (UFA, 1927) Fine/Very Fine. German Lobby Card (11.75" X 9.25").
    This lot features an original German lobby card from Fritz Lang's classic science fiction film Metropolis. Original paper for this genre-defining classic is among the rarest in the business, and high on any serious collector's must-have list. Fritz Lang broke new ground in the film industry with such titles as the politically-searing Dr. Mabuse the Gambler and his chilling film noir prototype, M. Neither, however, achieved the sheer amount of praise and spectacle as his German expressionist masterpiece Metropolis. Lang practically created the dystopian genre in filmmaking with this elaborate experiment, bridging together the sharp and surreal visuals of the expressionist movement with a grim vision of a societally divided future. This magnificent lobby image takes place at the end of the film, when the crowd has captured the fake Maria (actually a robot) and is about to burn her at the stake. The card has light edge wear with minute paper lifts, pinholes, small corner bends, and thin surface scuffs. Also visible are some slight surface blemishes and indentations, as well as some faint scattered stains. Very rare and a Heritage first-time offer! Fine/Very Fine.


    Estimate: $3,500 - $7,000.

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    Proxy Bidding Ends
    July
    27th Saturday 1:50 pm CT
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    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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    Dallas, TX 75219

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