Berlin: Berliner Palette, 1948. First edition. Softcover. g to vg. Large octavo. Unpaginated.  leaves. Original photo-illustrated wrappers depicting Valivia, the lead dancer at the "Friedrichstadt-Palast," a famous revue in Berlin. The following 53 leaves depict some of the most renown German actors and performers of the times:1: A scene of Johann Strauß' Fledermaus at the Komischen Oper, Berlin; 2: Aribert Wäschers in "Volpone"; 3: Ilse Hülper and Wolfgang Lukschy in the movie "Das Mädchen Christine"; 4: Dancers Daisy Spieß and Schulte-Vogelheim in "Tag und Nacht"; 5: Viktor de Kowa and Olly Holzmann in a scene of the movie "Versprich mir nichts;" 6: The acrobatic trio "Fliegende Menschen"; 7: Actress Heidi Scharf; 8: Inge Harbot and Walther Suessenguth in a scene of the play "Gyges und sein Ring"; 9: Erich Witte in Tchaikovsky's "Pique Dame" at the Staatsoper, Berlin; 10: Dancers Lieselotte Köster and Jockl Stahl in "Der Dieb und die Dame"; 11: Actor Ernst Legal in "Kabale und Liebe"; 12: Ein Pavillon d'amour, a famous scene of the DEFA-Film "Chemie und Liebe"; 13: Ralph Lothar and Charlotte Berlow as Tschao and Yü in Klabund's "Kreidekreis"; 14: Actors G. Frickhöfer, Ilse Hülper and E. Frickartz in "Die schöne Helena" at the Metropol-Theater, Berlin; 15: Willy Birgel and Carsta Löck in a scene of the movie "Zwischen Gestern und Morgen"; 16: Prokofiev's Ballett "Romeo and Juliet", starring Natascha Trofimowa and Gert Reinholm at the Deutschen Staatsoper; 17: Käthe Braun and Hannsgeorg Laubenthal in Calderon's comedy "Dame Kobold" (Kammerspiel); 18: Alfred Balthoff as village judge Adam in Heinrich von Kleist's "Der zerbrochene Krug"; 19: Ann Höling and Erik von Loewis in Boris Lawrenjow's "Bresche" at the Haus der Kultur der Sowjetunion, Berlin; 20: The Bühnentanz (Flower dance) of "Gesang der Nacht" performed by Harald Kreutzberg; 21: Jenny Jugo and Karl Schönböck in a scene of the movie "Träum nicht, Annette"; 22: Al Pokey's clown study; 23: Glanka Zwingenberg and Josef Herrmann in Richard Wagner's "Walküre" (Oper Berlin); 24: Actress Karin Hardt; 25: Alfred Schieske and Ursula Meißner in Prienstley's "Ein Inspektor kommt" (Schiffbauerdammtheater); 26: Michael Piel, first solo dancer of the Deutschen Staatsoper, performing "Goyescas"; 27: Gerty Soltau in a scene of "Menschen in Gottes Hand"; 28: Artist couple Rudolf Platte and Marina Ried in Ralph Benatzky's musical comedy "Bezauberndes Fräulein"; 29: Wolfgang Langhoff before his appearance as Kreon in "König Ödipus"; 30: A teasing scene between Gisela Deege and Hans Nielsen in "Chemie und Liebe"; 31: Käthe Braun and Hansgeorg Laubenthal in Honegger's "Jeanne d´Arc auf dem Scheiterhaufen"; 32: The twin dancers Jutta and Sybill; 33: Gustaf Gründgens with Werner Hinz in Wedekind's "Marquis von Keith" (Deutsches Theater, Berlin); 34: Actress Sybille Schmitz; 35: Fita Benkhoff and Alexander Engel in the comedy "Weekend"; 36: Actors E. W. Borchert, Franz Kutschera and Fritz Rasp onstage performing a scene of Georg Büchner's Woyzeck at the Kammerspiele, Berlin; 37: Marianne Hoppe and Gustav Fröhlich in their first post-WWII movie "Das verlorene Gesicht"; 38: Käthe Dorsch in van Druten's "So war Mama" in Berlin; 39: Heinz Rühmann and Hilde Hildebrandt in a scene of "Herrn vom andern Stern"; 40: The ballet master of the Deutschen Staatsoper Tatjana Gsovky and her student Gisela Deege; 41: Actor Hans Söhnker; 42: Paul Bildts as "Hauptmann von Köpenick" with Ehmi Bessel and Werner Hinz; 43: Dancing eccentricities with the two "Charlies"; 44: Actress Hildegard Knef; 45: Tilly Lauenstein and O. E. Hasse in Bernard Shaw's Melodrama "Der Teufelsschüler" (Hebbel-Theater, Berlin); 46: Harmonie in Licht und Schatten - a dance study with Sybill Brune; 47: Paul Klinger and Ilse Steppat in a scene of the DEFA-Film "Ehe im Schatten"; 48: Actor Paul Wegener; 49: Hans Albers in the first Objektiv-Film "...und über uns der Himmel"; 50: Lola Müthel and Franz Weber in a scene of "Volpone"; 51: Fritz Kortner in his first post-WWII German movie "Der Ruf"; 52: Dancer Lilo as "Potiphars Weib"; 53: Karin Himboldt with Herbert Höfer in Heinrich Spoerl's "Die weiße Weste". Front cover with closed tears and minor chipping along edges. Wrappers and pages moderately age-toned throughout. Captions in German. Wrappers in overall fair to good-, interior in good+ to very good condition.
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