[MOTION PICTURES IN UKRAINE IN THE 1920s]
[MOTION PICTURES IN UKRAINE IN THE 1920s]
[MOTION PICTURES IN UKRAINE IN THE 1920s]
[MOTION PICTURES IN UKRAINE IN THE 1920s]
[MOTION PICTURES IN UKRAINE IN THE 1920s]

[MOTION PICTURES IN UKRAINE IN THE 1920s]

Item #442

Lot of two items that belonged to German Poleshchuk, Ukrainian cinema technician in Odessa in 1920s:

1. Handmade album of frames from silent films. [Odessa, 1920s]. [70 pp.] 2242
individual frames. 21х15 cm (album), 2x3,5 cm (each frame). Handmade cardboard
binding.

Poleshchuk was working in one of Odessa’s cinemas probably as a technician
who had the access to reels and managed to cut out some frames for his own
collection. The reel often was tearing in the process of running the film, so it was not
hard to do the cuts. First pages are unmarked, then there are handwritten remarks
on the titles of the films and actors involved. The films are from 1920 to 1928, both
domestic and foreign, including films by Chaplin, etc. Usually there’s no more than 4-5
frames per film.

The abridged list of films: Abrek Zaur (Moscow, starring Vladimir Bestaev,
1926), Taras Trasilo (Odessa kinofabric, 1926), Ostrov tayn (Moscow, 1920s), Variete
(Germany, Lia De Putti, 1925), Chadra (Moscow, Safiat Askarova, 1927), Papirosnitsa ot
Mosselproma (directed by Yuri Zhilyabuzhsky, staring Yulia Solntseva, Moscow, 1924),
Posledniy vystrel (Moscow, starring Ivan Koval-Samborsky, 1926), The Law of the Range
(USA, Joan Crawford, 1928) Zemlia v Plenu (Moscow, directed by Fyodor Otsep, 1927),
Dekabrisy (Leningrad, 1926), Zwei Welten (Germany, 1929), Gypsy Blood (Germany, Lia
de Putti, 1920), A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (USA, Charlie Chaplin, 1923), Pobeda
Zhenshchiny (Moscow, 1927), Blood and Sand (USA, Valentino, 1922), Prokazhennaya
(Uzbekistan 1928), Claude Duval (Britain, 1924), City Lights (USA, Chaplin), Dom na
vulkane (Armenia, 1928), Tri Zhizni (Georgia, 1924), Prodanny appetit (Moscow, 1928),
Dva druga, model i podruga (Moscow, 1927), Safety Last (Lloyd, 1923), films with Pat &
Patashon.

Apart from the motion films the album has several frames from chronicle
of Lenin’s funeral, frames with Stalin, Kalinin, Voroshilov are inscribed in German. This
album gives us an interesting insight in the life of 1920s silent film amateur in NEP
Odessa.

2. Katalog izdelii zavoda ‘GOZ’ [i.e. Catalogue of the ‘GOZ’ factory Produce]. Volume 1
[and only]. Leningrad, [1923]. [14] pp., 13 ill. 25x21 cm. Original illustrated wrappers.
Very good, wrappers slightly rubbed and with foxing.

The catalogue presents the first Soviet cinema apparatus made by State
Optic Factory in Leningrad in 1923. The catalogue describes the machine and its
details, each of them were available for order as well.

Extremely rare. No copies in the Worldcat.

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