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"M" (Original Vintage 1931 German Publicity Still)

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"M" (Original Vintage 1931 German Publicity Still)

by Lang, Fritz (director, screenwriter); Thea von Harbou (screenwriter); Peter Lorre (Actor)

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Berlin: Nero-Film A. G., 1931. Original vintage German publicity photo of PETER LORRE in the legendary film classic "M" directed by Fritz Lang. Berlin: Nero-Film A. G., [1931]. This stunning image shows Lorre, as the murderer, confronted by the blind balloon seller who recognizes his distinctive whistle, thus setting Lorre's capture in motion. Exceedingly rare photo recently found in an old untouched US archive, having originated as an oversized German negative which was re-purposed for use in Denmark (as evidenced by the Danish Film Censor's mark "statens" at the bottom which is baked into the negative) and then presumably arrived here as a collector's rarity . Glossy, single-weight roughly 8" x 10" gelatin silver print. It shows overall wear from handling, and it has many faint creases, plus stains on reverse(which do not bleed through to the front) yet retains eye appeal. "M" remains one of the most famous films of world cinema. It provided the initial blueprint for the entire genre now labeled psychological thriller. "M" original posters sell from $15,000 to $50,000. Here's a chance to own a piece of the same cinema history at a small fraction of the cost. . First Thus. Very Good. Photograph.


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"M" (Original Vintage 1931 German Publicity Still)
Lang, Fritz (director, screenwriter); Thea von Harbou (screenwriter); Peter Lorre (Actor)
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Nero-Film A. G.
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About Lakin & Marley Rare Books

Established in 1993 and located just north of San Francisco in beautiful Marin County, we are antiquarian booksellers dealing primarily in desirable 19th and early 20th Century English and American Literature, both first editions and manuscripts, with a special emphasis on superb original condition. We also specialize in Film Source Literary First Editions, often signed, and film-related manuscripts. We also stock fine Children's Literature and original art. Lakin & Marley has an unreasonably small but select stock; we prefer to buy and sell only those books which we ourselves love and can take pride in handling.


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