This is a German book written by Dr. Oskar Kalbus and published by Cigaretten-Bilderdienst Altona-Bahrenfeld in 1935. It explains the beginnings of cinema, especially with regards to silent films. The book is split into 3 chapters: 1) The Birth and Childhood of Film 2) The World War and Cinema 3) Post-war and Film. These chapters deal with Film Formation; notable people who made big contributions to the film industry (such as Oskar Messter, Henny Porten and Pola Negri); different film genres (such as historical films, fairy-tale films and mountain films); and goes into detail about specific films (such as 'Der Blackfish', 'Die Naive' and 'Das Girl').

Item number 49063
Category Card Album
Type Criticism/History
Related people Dr. Oskar Kalbus (author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection