Devushka s korobkoi [i.e. The Girl with a Hatbox]. Leningrad: Izd. kinoteatra ‘Gigant’, . Lithographed two-colored leaflet. 20,5x28 cm. Mint.
One of 1200 copies. Extremely rare.
This is an advertisement of Boris Barnet's film ‘The Girl with a Hatbox’ (1927) for showing it in the largest Soviet movie theatre of that time, ‘Gigant’. This Mezhrabpomfilm picture is considered as one of the first Soviet advertising films because it was commissioned by the People's Commissariat to promote government bonds.
Design of edition compared with the premiered photograph of the main character which appeared on the front cover of ‘The Soviet screen’ magazine, #15 for 1927. As mentioned on the leaflet, the picture was accompanied with music by the symphonic orchestra under direction of Tessler. The same evening the ballet and circus performances were held in the theatre hall.
Otel' "Savoi" [i.e. The Savoi Hotel]. Leningrad: Izd. kinoteatra ‘Kapitolii, . Two-colored leaflet with the constructivist design. 18,5x27,5 cm. Few minor tears of edges, otherwise very good.
One of 1300 copies. Extremely rare.
This is a striking advertisement of a film ‘The Savoi Hotel’ that was the first work by the Soviet director Aleksandr Faintsimmer. The picture was devoted to 1919 anti-Bolsheviks revolt in Gomel during the Civil War. The film title reflects the hotel that became the base for one side of this conflict.
As mentioned on the leaflet, singing and ballet performances were held in the theatre hall.
Not in the Worldcat.