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2t027 METROPOLIS facsimile edition German program 1990s Fritz Lang, Werner Graul robot cover art!

Date Sold 1/7/2020
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An Undated (probably 1990s) Facsimile Edition German Program (measures 6 3/4" x 9 1/2" [17 x 24 cm]; 32 pages) (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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Artist: Werner Graul
Important Added Info: Note that this is a facsimile edition of the original German program (we have previously auctioned a different facsimile edition that is not exactly the same as this, so we know there were at least two different versions created). It is almost an exact duplicate of the original, except the paper stock is much newer, and the inside covers are pure white, while the back cover is a discolored dark color. . Please do not bid thinking this is an original program, as it is a facsimile, likely created in the 1990s or so (we are guessing as to the date). Also note that we have provided an image of four of the pages of this 32-page program (we did this by opening it and laying it flat and photographing the front and back cover together, and two of the interior pages together). You can see the four of the 32 pages, and can well determine the exact condition of it from our super-sized image, but realize that there are 28 pages you are not seeing. But of course this means that the front cover appears in the top right of our image, but normally, the program would be folded down the center and you would view the cover by itself (and it will be sent folded as was originally intended).

Condition: very good.
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