Recovered 1927 Metropolis Film Program Goes Behind the Scenes of a Sci-Fi Master

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    From Wired in 2012 (it popped up in Facebook as something that I had previously shared):

    Recovered 1927 Metropolis Film Program Goes Behind the Scenes of a Sci-Fi Masterpiece

    FRITZ LANG’S SILENT film masterwork Metropolis is probably the most influential sci-fi movie in history, and artifacts from the film are as valuable as they are rare — a single movie poster from the original release sold for $690,000 seven years ago, and is expected to fetch even more at an auction later this year.

    Now, a remarkable 32-page theater program from Metropolis’ 1927 debut has surfaced at a well-known rare book shop in London, which scanned it and shared some pages with Wired. The program was created for the premiere of Metropolis at London’s Marble Arch Pavilion, and it’s packed with firsthand anecdotes from the making of the movie, and some stunning photographs. Only three surviving copies of this program are known to exist, according to the Peter Harrington rare book shop, which has its copy on sale for 2,750 pounds ($4,244). (All 32 pages are available for viewing.)

    FULL ARTICLE HERE

    The link to the program from the original article is broken, but you can still view the program by going to this link.

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    I went and grabbed the scans and turned this into a PDF for anyone interested.

    Metropolis Program

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