New York: Gary Beeber Graphics, 1980s. Printed Poster. (60cm x 81cm) Screen printed image and type on heavy stock paper. Closed tear on lower right corner not affecting type or image. Image bright and vibrant. Near fine. Item #101
"I have a gift for enraging people." Louise Brooks
In the silent era, colorful and provocative movie posters were essential to sell films to audiences. "Diary of a Lost Girl" (1929) was the second film collaboration between director Georg Wilhelm Pabst and actress Louise Brooks. The Austrian, Pabst, and the American, Brooks, set the Weimar Republic on fire with their wild, dark, daring and naturalistic approach to cinema. So wild, in fact, that within four months after the film debuted, it was all but banned and edited so severely that only a fraction of the original remains to be viewed. Standing alone, her hair a helmet, poised as if to spring, the art of this poster is in capturing Brooks as a woman and artist to be reckoned with. This is a stunning modern reproduction of the very rare, 1929 original and was created for use by the Motion Picture Arts Gallery.