Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci (Illustrierter Film-Kurier, No. 1572) [The Flute Concert of Sanssouci] [WITH] Original Film Program
by Ucicky, Gustav (director); Hans. W. Fell; Wilhelm Roentz (text by)
Berlin: Verlag Alfred Weiner/ Verlag Illustrierte Filmwoche, 1930. First edition. Softcover. vg to vg+. Large quartos. 9x12". B/w photo-illustrated stapled wrappers, with white lettering on the front covers. Directed by Gustav Ucicky, and starring the acclaimed theater and film actor Otto Gebühr, this film was the third of the so-called Prussian films, to star Gebühr as Frederick the Great, the role for which he would become most famous. These patriotic historical dramas glorified Prussia and its military, and were produced from the 1920-1940s. Gebühr, first played the role in the first part "Fridericus Rex" (1922-1923) and continued for "The Mill at Sanssouci" (1926), and this film which was the first in sound. Incredibly the film was filmed in part on the grounds of the Sanssouci Palace itself. 1. Illustrierter Film-Kurier, No. 1572. Upaginated [6 pages]. Verlag Alfred Weiner. The publication is an issue of the of the promotional supplement to the German weekly, Illustrierter Film-Kurier, promoting the release of the 1930 German historical drama "Das Flötenkonzert von Sanssouci". The booklet is profusely illustrated throughout with b/w photogravure images depicting scenes and characters from the film. Text throughout, including cast and crew credits, in German. [WITH] 2. Original Theatrical Program. Unpaginated [14 pages]. Verlag Illustrierte Filmwoche. The promotional program issued upon the premier of the film in Berlin, in December 1930, is illustrated throughout with b/w photogravure images including full page images and photomontage, depicting scenes, characters and production designs from the film. Text throughout contains a number of fascinating short essays on the historical background and various production aspects including "The History and Soundtrack" by producer Günther Stapenhorst, a discussion of the Fredrick the Great's musical compositions and their use in the film by Wilhelm Roentz, statements on the production by actors Otto Gebühr and Renate Müller, and a general essay on the subject by author Hans. W. Fell. Text in German. Wrappers with some light rubbing to extremities including along the spines. A few sporadic minor water stains and or smudges throughout, with images and text almost entirely unaffected. Images clean and bright overall. Wrappers and interiors in very good to very good+ condition overall.
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