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2t026 METROPOLIS group of 3 German Ross bookplates 1935 Fritz Lang classic, robot Brigitte Helm!

Date Sold 1/7/2020
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A Group of 3 Original Vintage German Ross Bookplates (measure 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" [8 x 12 cm]) (Learn More)

Metropolis, the classic 1927 Fritz Lang German silent anti-fascism science fiction (sci-fi) robot fantasy dystopian future thriller ("The screen sensation of the age!"; "The wonder city of the future"; based on the novel by Thea von Harbou; set designs by Edgar Ulmer; about an ultra-depressing world of the future where the rich people live in cities in the clouds, and the poor people toil away endlessly underground; a female populous leader arises and a mad scientist makes an android robot duplicate of her to ruin her work; a brilliant movie, light years ahead of its time, and movie makers are still stealing from it!) starring Brigitte Helm (in a dual role as Maria, the female leader of the workers, and as the android [gynoid] "Maschinenmensch"), Gustav Frohlich (as Freder), Alfred Abel (as Joh Frederson), Rudolf Klein-Rogge (as Rotwang the Inventor), Theodor Loos (as Josaphat), Fritz Rasp (as the Thin Man), Heinrich George, and Margarete Lanner
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Important Added Info: Note that these are "bookplates", made by the Ross company that also made the 3 1/2" x 5 1/2" "Ross postcards". Examples of these bookplates were used in the 1935 German books "Vom Werder Deutcher Filmkunst: Der Stumme Film (literally translates to "The Making of German Cinematic Art: The Silent Film") & Vom Werder Deutcher Filmkunst; Der Tonfilm (The Making of German Cinematic Art: The Sound Film). These bookplates are identical to one found in the "Silent Film" book described above (which means they were created in 1935, when the book was published), but of course, they were not placed in the book. We don't know if these were distributed in another way, or if they are samples distributed to promote the above books. Each of these bookplates has a scene from a movie on the front and information about the movie, plus what book is belonged in on the back!

UPDATED 01/03/2020: Note that we have updated the date of the bookplates and updated the Important Added Info section.


Condition: good. The bookplates were glued to an album, and there is glue residue on the back and creases scattered throughout each plate.
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