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    Metropolis original key scene lobby card - the only known example in the world. (Ufa, 1927) Vintage original color 11 x 14 in. lobby card for Fritz Lang's groundbreaking Sci-Fi masterpiece. Featuring a scene of "Maria" fomenting revolt amongst the workers in the underbelly of Metropolis, with arresting Expressionistic religious imagery in the background. Even more remarkable, it is actually a behind-the-scenes image, with studio klieg lights visible on the edges of the frame, and a figure that is likely Fritz Lang himself alongside the camera operator at lower left. Offered here is the only example of this important original release lobby card known to exist in the world. Of the few original US Metropolis lobby cards left-a complete set being non-existent-most exhibit severe fading to the especially sensitive red and green inks used in the printing process. Despite its 91 years of age, the colors on this card remain as vibrant as when the film was in its first run, challenging moviegoers worldwide and announcing the arrival of a major Modern artist in the person of Fritz Lang. Exhibiting only a minute spot of corner loss at upper right, and an unobtrusive raised line running from the top central border into the title treatment with no loss of pigment. In very fine condition. A true holy grail of film and 20th Century paper collectibles. Formerly from the collections of monster maven Forrest J Ackerman and screenwriter/director Leonard Schrader.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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