Berlin: Verlag Alfred Weiner, 1932. First edition. Softcover. Quarto. 8.5x11". Unpaginated . Striking b/w photo-illustrated stapled wrappers, with black and grey lettering on the front cover. The publication is an issue of the of the promotional supplement to the German weekly, Illustrierter Film-Kurier, promoting the release of the 1932 German film "Rasputin, Dämon der Frauen", produced by Gottschalk Tonfilm. Directed by Adolf Trotz and starring Conrad Veidt in the titular role, the film was the first in sound to portray the character and was followed later in the year by an American Rasputin film, featuring Lionel Barrymore in the leading role. The lavish production design was in part created by artist Walter Reimann, known to have been part of the modernist group surrounding the "Der Sturm" art magazine, and a production designer on "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" (1920). The booklet is profusely illustrated throughout with dramatic b/w photogravure images and photomontage depicting scenes and characters from the film. Text throughout, including cast and crew credits, in German.
Wrappers with light rubbing to extremities including along the spine. Small numbers written in red in on the front cover. Interior with a small closed tear along the side edge of the pages. Wrappers and interior in overall very good- condition. Scarce. Protected by modern mylar. vg-. Item #45194