Berlin: Deutsche Universal-Film AG, 1933. Original photographs. Loose leaf. Film stills and production photographs (app. 9 x 7") of the 1933 German-US drama film directed by Arnold Fanck. Filmed on location in Uummannaq, Northwest Greenland, Island and the the Bernina Alps, on the border of Switzerland and Italy, it tells the story of an Arctic expedition in search of a party that went missing in the previous year. The film script was written by Tom Reed based on a story by Arnold Fanck and Friedrich Wolf (Wolf's credits were removed after the takeover by the Nazis due to the fact that he was Jewish and a member of the Communist Party).
Starring Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Sepp Rist, Gibson Gowland, Rod la Roque, and Ernst Udet, the film was shot simultaneously in German and English and released in Nazi Germany and the United States. The lead role in German played by Diessl, in English by Tod la Roque. Leni Riefenstahl costarred with Diessl and Udet in the German, with la Roque and Gowland in the English version.
The collection features photographs taken before departure of the expedition, on various locations and group photographs including one with Paul Kohner and actors Gibson Gowland, Sepp Rist and Rod La Roque, Gowland and Sepp Rist, another with the movie cast including Leni Riefenstahl, and others featuring Arnold Fanck, respectively members of the cast and crew.
Each original photograph measures appr. 9 1/4 x 6 3/4"
All but four photographs are stamped on verso "Aus dem Weltfilm der Universal Der Paul Kohner Produktion S.O.S. Eisberg. Dieses Foto dart nur veröffentlicht werden mit dem Vermerk: Universal-Fanck-Grönland-Expedition Foto: Vogel-Sandau" and numbered in pencil. Two photographs are stamped and credited to Gisela Lindeck, Berlin-Halensee, on versos, one stamped "Aus dem Welfilm..." but unnumbered, and one w/o stamp and inked number 14. Very good condition. Item #43444