Berlin: Verlag Alfred Weiner, 1931. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. Approx 11 1/2x 8 3/4". Unpaginated [6 pages]. B/w stapled photo-illustrated wrappers with white and black lettering on the front cover. The publication is an issue of the of the promotional supplement to the German weekly, Illustrierter Film-Kurier, promoting director F.W. Murnau's acclaimed final feature film "Tabu". The booklet is profusely illustrated throughout with photogravure images and photomontage depicting scenes and characters from the film. A work of a docufiction, co-produced with famed documentary pioneer Robert J. Flaherty, this silent film depicts the lives of two native Polynesians and their forbidden love affair in the South Pacific. Independently produced by Murnau and Flaherty, the film was eventually released by Paramount Pictures. Cinematographer Floyd Crosby won an Academy Award for his work on the film. Text throughout (including cast credits) in German.
Wrappers with some light rubbing to corners and along edges. Minor chipping to some corners. Interiors with light age toning along the edges of the pages. Protected by modern mylar. Binding in very good, interior in very good+ condition overall. Scarce. Item #44686