Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Impressive collection of 130 individual post-WWI and WWII German and Austrian Movie programs and Cinema magazines, with original movie stills, lobby cards, press and advertising photographs pertaining to the legendary Charlie Chaplin.

Berlin, Wien: 1925-1977. First edition. Softcover. I. - Magazines, Brochures and photographs (All are in a good or better condition, unless otherwise noted):

The Charlie Chaplin movies are in chronological order by year of release:

1) The Adventurer (1917):

a) "Bild und Text" Nr. 1: Charlie Chaplin in Der Unglücksrabe." ND (ca 1925). 4o. [8]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This first issue of "Bild und Text" magazine is entirely dedicated to the first German release of "Der Unglücksrabe" (The Adventurer), a short comedy film made in 1917, written and directed by Charlie Chaplin. Minor age-toning. Text in German.

2) A Dog's Life (1918):

a) 8 original photographs showing various scenes of the movie. Three measure 7 x 9 1/2", and have the following stamp at verso (Filmsammlung Rainer Wolf). Five measure 8 x 10 1/2", are captioned (UPF Praha - 2x Charlie - Film USA), and were destined to be showcased at movie theatres in Czechoslovakia during a re-release of the movie (early 1970s).

3) The Kid (1921):

a) "Das neue Filmprogramm: The Kid (Der Vagabund und das Kind)." ND. [1956]. 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue dedicated to the 1956 German re-release of "The Kid." Text in German. Folding crease at center.

b) "Illustrierte Film-Bühne Nr. 3914: The Kid (Der Vagabund und das Kind)." ND. [1956]. 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue dedicated to the 1956 German re-release of "The Kid." Text in German. Light folding crease.

c) Two 8 1/2 x 10 7/8" b/w photographic reproductions depicting two scenes of the movie. One photograph is mounted on a 9 1/2 x 11 1/2" heavy cardstock, with the following stamp at verso (Elan Film - Bruxelles). The photographs were destined to be showcased at Belgian movie theatres during an early 1970s re-release of "The Kid."

4) The Pilgrim (1923):

a) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier. Nr. 1318, 11. Jahrgang 1929: Charles Chaplin in The Pilgrim (Der Pilger)." 4to. [8]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Staples missing (pages are loose). Tiny abrasion at upper front cover. Minor rippling due to damp exposure along upper margin of pages (not affecting text or illustrations). Pages slightly age-toned. Text in German.

b) "Hermes-Filmverleih: Charlie Chaplin, Das waren noch Zeiten." ND. (ca 1970). 4to. [8] folded pages, as issued. Original illustrated wrappers. Commercial brochure issued by German film distributor Hermes-Filmverleih regarding the purchase of posters, leaflets and other materials for the West German re-release of Chaplin's The Pilgrim." Remnant of a sticker at lower margin of front cover. Minor shelf wear. Text in German.

c) 2 silver gelatin prints: A 9 1/2 x 7" b/w original photograph of Charles Chaplin dressed as a priest in the movie "The Pilgrim," with the following stamp at verso: Filmsammlung Rainer Wolf. A 9 1/2 x 7 1/2" b/w original photograph depicting another portrait of Chaplin in the same movie. The photograph is captioned at lower margin: Charlie Chaplin in "The Pilgrim." Distributed by Associated First National Pictures, Inc. Stamp of the "Culver Pictures, Inc. New York" at verso.

5) The Gold Rush (1925/1942):

a) "Film-Bühne. Jahrg. I, Nr. 4: Gold Raush - The Gold Rush." ND (ca 1950). 8vo. [4]pp. Illustrated wrappers by Hoff. This issue is devoted to the West German release of the new version of Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush" (in 1942, Chaplin released a new version of the original silent 1925 film by adding a recorded musical score, a narration which he recorded himself, and tightening the editing). Minor age-toning, and small closed tears along spine. Text in German.

6) The Circus (1928):

a) "Film-Magazin. Nummer 5. Berlin, 29. Januar 1928: Folio. [16]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue contains a double-spread photo-illustrated article on the German release of "The Circus." The photogravures are reproduced in olive duo-tone. Closed tear along spine. Minor age-toning along paper margin. Text in German.

b) "Die Filmwoche, Nr. 6. Berlin, den 8. Februar 1928: Charlie Chaplin in "Zirkus." Folio. [143]-166pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue features a photographic portrait of Charles Chaplin on its front cover, as well as a double-page photo-illustrated article on the German release of "The Circus" (pages 147/148). Moderate and sporadic creasing and rubbing along edges of wrappers. Slight age-toning throughout. Text in German.

c) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier." ND [1928]. 4to. [8]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is dedicated to the first German release of "The Circus." The photographs are reproduced in photogravure. Slight creasing and rubbing along edges of wrappers. Minor to moderate age-toning along paper margin. Text in German.

d) 4 silver gelatin prints: Three 9 1/2 x 7" original b/w photographs showing three different scenes of the movie. Each photograph has a typed label taped at verso. A large 8 3/4 x 11 3/8" silver gelatin print depicting another scene of the movie. The photograph has a United Artist "Der Circus" label pasted at lower left margin.

7) The City Lights (1931):

a) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier. Nr. 1578 - 13. Jahrgang 1931: Charlie Chaplin in Lichter der Großstadt." 4to. [8]pp. Original illustrated and photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue dedicated to the first German release of "City Lights." Text in German. The magazine is in very good condition, but has two punch holes along spine (slightly and partly affecting some text throughout).

b) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier. Nr. 201: Charlie Chaplin in Lichter der Großstadt." ND [1931]. 8vo. [8]pp. Original photo-illustrated wrappers. Austrian edition of the "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" dedicated to the Austrian Premiere of City Lights, with photographs reproduced in olive duo-tone. Minor shelf wear and age-toning. Text in German.

c) "Sascha Palast: Charlie Chaplin in Lichter der Großstadt." ND [1931]. Published in Vienna by Filmpropaganda, GmbH for the renowned Viennese movie theatre Sascha Palast. This brochure is exactly the same than the copy of the "Illustrierter Film-Kurier. Nr. 201" except that instead of bearing the name of the magazine, it bears the name of the movie theatre, and the last page is an advertisement for the new Sascha Palast. Octavo. Unpaginated. [8]pp. Slight creasing fold at center. Text in German.

d) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier. Nr. 1147 - 21. Jahrgang 1952." 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is dedicated to the Austrian re-release of Chaplin's City Lights. The photographs on front and back covers are reproduced in blue duo-tone. Minor creasing at head of spine. Text in German.

e) Illustrierter Film-Kurier. Nr. 1147 - 21. Jahrgang 1952." 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is a variant of the preceding one, with photographs reproduced in olive duo-tone. Small previous owner's inscription at upper margin of second page, and at lower margin of back cover (not affecting text or illustrations). Text in German.

f) "Illustrierter Film-Bühne. Nr. 1105: Charlie Chaplin in Lichter der Großstadt. ND. [1950]. 4to. [4]pp. Illustrated and photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to a German re-release of "City Lights." Text in German.

g) "Constantin-Filmverleih: Charlie Chaplin in Lichter der Großstadt." [1950]. 4to. [8]pp. Illustrated wrappers. Commercial brochure issued by German film distributor Constantin-Filmverleih regarding the purchase of posters, leaflets and other materials for a West German re-release of Chaplin's "City Lights." Text in German.

h) "Film-Blätter Kurzmonographien zu klassischen Filmen, Nr. 229: Lichter der Großstadt" (1986). 8vo. 6 folded pages, as issued. Printed wrappers. Text by Michael Hanisch. Published by the Staatliches Filmarchiv der DDR (State Film Archive of the GDR), this monograph is devoted to Chaplin's masterpiece "City Lights." Wrappers slightly age-toned. Text in German.

i) Ten original silver gelatin prints depicting various scenes of the movie: A 7 1/8 x 5" with handwritten captions in pencil and red ink at verso; A 9 1/4 X 7" Press photograph, with two stamps at verso (Ons Land, and "Sipho" International Press Service, Bruxelles); Five 11 x 8 3/4" b/w photographic reproductions captioned at lower left margin: "Charlie Chaplin dans Les Lumières de la Ville." The photographs were destined to be showcased at French movie theatres during the 1958 re-release of "City Lights." A 9 1/2 x 11 3/4" photograph from Tobis Filmkunst with the following printed caption at lower margin: "Charlie Chaplins Meisterwerk Lichter der Großstadt. Im Verleih der Tobis Filmkunst." Two 10 x 8" silver gelatin prints depicting two different scenes of the movie

8) Modern Times (1936):

a) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" Nr. 1345, "Die Neue Zeit" (1936). 4to. [8]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the first Austrian release of "City Lights." In Austria, censors banned the scene of Chaplin leading the mob with a red flag. Text in German.

b) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" Nr. 2627, Moderne Zeiten (1956). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the first post-WWII Austrian release of "Modern Times." Text in German.

c) "Das Neue Filmprogramm" (1956). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the first German release of "Modern Times." The movie was banned in Nazi Germany for 'Communistic tendencies.' Upper left corner creased. Text in German.

d) "Neues Filmprogramm" (1972). 4to. [4]pp. Illustrated and photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the 1972 Austrian re-release of "Modern Times." Text in German.

e) "United Artists Werbe Winke" (ND, ca 1970). 4to. [8]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Brochure issued by the German branch of United Artists regarding the purchase of posters, leaflets and other materials for a West German re-release of Chaplin's "Modern Times." It is complete with its two inserts: A 5 3/4 x 8 1/8" leaflet introducing the movie, and a splendid 16 1/4 x 11 1/2" color poster of the movie. Minor and sporadic foxing and creasing along edges of wrappers. Text in German.

9) The Great Dictator (1940):

a) "Das Neue Filmprogramm" Nr. 4053: Der Grosse Diktator (1958). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the first German release of "The Great Dictator." Upper left corner slightly creased. Text in German.

b) "Illustrierte Film-Bühne" Nr. 4396: Der Grosse Diktator (1958). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the first German release of "The Great Dictator." Text in German.

c) "Neues Filmprogramm" Nr. 6335: Der Grosse Diktator (1973). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Wrappers in grey, interior in purple. This issue is devoted to a 1973 Austrian re-release of "The Great Dictator." Text in German.

d) A variant of the previous magazine ("Neues Filmprogramm" Nr. 6335 (1973)), with wrappers and interior in duo-tone. Laid in, a 4-page leaflet from the "Eldorado Kino am Stachus, in Wien."

e) 16 photographs, including 7 silver gelatin prints: Five 7 x 9 1/2" Press photographs for a German re-release of "The Great Dictator" (ca 1970). Each silver gelatin print has a typed caption taped at verso; A 7 1/2 x 9 3/4" original photograph from United Artists (ND, ca 1970), with printed captions at lower margin; A 8 x 10" silver gelatin print, with printed caption at lower margin. ND (ca 1970). Blind stamp at upper right corner; A large (9 1/2 x 11 3/4") b/w photographic reproduction from Tobis Filmkunst (ca 1972); Eight 11 x 8 1/2" b/w photographic reproductions, each mounted on a 11 5/8 x 9 1/4" heavy cardstock. Stamp of Elan Film, Bruxelles, at verso. Two of the photographs are dismounted.

10) The Charlie Chaplin Festival (1941):

a) "Progress Illustrierte," Nr. 49/55. (1955): 8vo. [4]pp. Illustrated and photo-illustrated wrappers. This issue is devoted to the East German first release of "Lachen Verboten" (The Charlie Chaplin Festival). Lower front corner slightly creased. Text in German.

b) Six 12 x 9 1/2" silver gelatin prints produced for the first German release of "The Charlie Chaplin Festival" (Lachen Verboten).

11) "Monsieur Verdoux" (1947):

a) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" Nr. 1403: Der Heiratsschwindler von Paris (1952). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first Austrian release of "Monsieur Verdoux." Closed tear at upper margin of back cover. Text in German.

b) "Illustrierte Film-Bühne" Nr. 1540: Der Heiratsschwindler von Paris (1952). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first German release of "Monsieur Verdoux." Text in German.

c) "Das Neue Filmprogramm" Der Heiratsschwindler von Paris (1952). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first German release of "Monsieur Verdoux." Four punch holes along spine. Text in German.

d) "Neues Filmprogramm" Nr. 6591 Monsieur Verdoux, Der Frauenmörder von Paris (1974). Quarto. [4]pp. Original illustrated and photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to a 1974 Austrian re-release of "Monsieur Verdoux." Text in German.

e) 17 silver gelatin prints of various sizes, showing various scenes of the movie.

12) "Limelight" (1952):

a) "Illustrierter Film-Kurier" Nr. 2035: Rampenlicht (1954): 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Wrappers and interior in purple duo-tone. Issue devoted to the first Austrian release of "Limelight." Text in German.

b) "Illustrierte Film-Bühne" Nr. 2441: Charles Chaplin "Rampenlicht" (1954): 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first German release of "Limelight." Folding creases. Text in German.

c) A variant of the previous magazine ("Illustrierte Film-Bühne" Nr. 2441: Charles Chaplin "Rampenlicht" (1954)), with a printed price of 20 Dpf at upper left corner.

d) "Das Neue Filmprogramm" Rampenlicht (1958). Quarto. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first German release of "Limelight." Folding creases. Text in German.

e) "Neues Filmprogramm" Nr. 6862: Charlie Chaplin Limelight (Rampenlicht) (1975). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Wrappers and interior in duo-tone. Issue devoted to a 1975 Austrian re-release of "Limelight." Text in German.

f) Six Silver gelatin prints: 9 1/4 x 7" original photographs from the German branch of United Artists. Each is numbered in the plate (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 14), and has a typed label pasted at verso as well as a United Artists' stamp; A 10 1/8 x 8" 1962 United Artists photograph; 1972 United Artists photographs; A large (11 1/2 x 9 1/4") 1958 United Artists original photograph for the first German release of "Rampenlicht" (Limelight), with stamp at verso "Fil. München. Nr. 18."

13) "A King in New York" (1957):

a) "Neues Filmprogramm" Nr. 7133: Ein König in New York (1977). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Wrappers and interior in duo-tone. Issue devoted to a 1977 Austrian re-release of "A King in New York." Laid in a folded 2-page leaflet from ABC Kino, in Schwabing (Germany), introducing the movie. Text in German.

14) "The Chaplin Review" (1959):

Released in 1959, "The Chaplin Revue" features three of Chaplin's early films he made for First National: "A Dog's Life," "Shoulder Arms," and "The Pilgrim."

a) "Neues Filmprogramm" Nr. 1992: Die Chaplin Revue (1960). 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first Austrian release of "The Chaplin Revue." Text in German.

b) "Illustrierte Film-Bühne" Nr. 5264: Die Chaplin Revue (1960): 4to. [4]pp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Issue devoted to the first German release of The Chaplin Revue." Text in German.

c) Six 10 3/4 x 8 1/2" b/w photographic reproductions produced for the French release of "The Chaplin Revue." Each photograph is captioned at lower right corner (Charlie Chaplin dans La Grande Revue de Charlot: Charlot Soldat - Le Pelerin.

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Price: $7,500.00

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