Moscow: Mezhrabpom- Rus’, 1925. Item #282
16 pp.: ill., photographs. 30,5х22,5 cm. In original illustrated wrappers by I. Bograd. Near fine. Some soiling and slightly rubbed spine.
One of 15000.
This edition is dedicated to the Soviet silent film which came out in 1925. Scenes from the film with captions followed by small excerption from original story - Alexander Pushkin’s classic novella ‘The Stationmaster’. In 1927 Mary Pickford after coming back from Soviet Russia in an interview she called The Stationmaster the best film she watched there.
Israel Bograd (1899-1938) was a designer, graphic, poster artist. He is mostly known for his works in advertising and film posters. He based his works on contemporary Western and Soviet art, but his posters of 1920-30s stylistically close to art deco were slightly standing out from a number of works of the time. Characters of his posters contrast with images forced by Soviet ideology. Nevertheless some of his remarkable works are considered classic of Soviet advertising.
The film by Ivan Moskvin (1874-1946) was a Soviet actor and director. This is the only film he directed.
No copies in USA according to Worldcat.