Film und Funk. Sozialistischer Kulturtag in Frankfurt am Main. 28.-29. September 1929
Price: 1,000.00 EUR
[Berlin]: Sozialistischer Kulturbund, 1929. First edition. In publisher's illustrated, red wrappers, printed in black. Cover design by Lehnert. Modernist layout. 79, (5) p. . Booklet of the 1929 Socialist Culture Day in Frankfurt, a conference organised by the Socialist Cultural Association, a left-wing organization of the Weimar Republic. The topic of the conference was the film and radio with a special attention given to their social functions and their possible roles as vehicles of the socialist cultural movement. The booklet contains the transcripts of the lectures given at the conference: a lecture on the importance of film and radio for the working class by Heinrich Schulz (1872-1932), the leader of the Socialist Cultural Association ; a lecture on the technical and cultural possibilities of film, given by Siegfried Nestriepke (1872-1932), a social democratic journalist and theater director; the German-Israeli pianist and politician, Leo Kestenberg's (1882-1962) lecture on sound film; a lecture on film music by the German-born composer, Klaus Pringsheim (1883-1972) and a lecture on theatre and broadcasting, given by Leopold Jessner (1878-1945) a Jewish-German producer and director of German Expressionist theater and cinema known for his 1921 silent film, Hintertreppe. First edition. In publisher's illustrated, red wrappers, printed. Rear cover, and the last few pages slightly dog-eared. Pages slightly yellowed due to ageing. In fine condition.