SWEDEN

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ADVENTURE (1925)
ADVENTURE (1925) $1,650.00

Vintage original 23 x 35" (58 x 88 cm.) poster, Sweden. Tom Moore, Pauline Starke, dir: Victor Fleming; Paramount. Wild extravagant design for silent adventure film set in the Solomon Islands. On linen, NEAR FINE

Ingmar Bergman's ANSIKTET [THE MAGICIAN] (1958)
Ingmar Bergman's ANSIKTET [THE MAGICIAN] (1958) $3,750.00

Vintage original 39 x 27;" (100 x 70 cm.) one sheet poster, Sweden. Max von Sydow, Ingrid Thulin, dir: Ingmar Bergman; Svensk Filmindustri. An extremely rare Swedish poster for this early Swedish film classic by Bergman -- a semi-horror film (about a charlatan magician who may or may not have any true powers) which had an enormous impact when released in the US and UK soon after its Swedish debut (I personally saw it as a kid, and it scared the hell out of me when I first saw it!).

The original Swedish title translates as "The Face", and it was...

Ingmar Bergman's GYCKLARNAS AFTON [SAWDUST AND TINSEL] (1953)
Ingmar Bergman's GYCKLARNAS AFTON [SAWDUST AND TINSEL] (1953) $2,500.00

Vintage original 27 x 39" (70 x 100 cm.) poster, Sweden. Harriet Andersson, Hasse Ekman, dir: Ingmar Bergman; Svensk Filmindustri. Originally released in the U.S. under the title The Naked Night, this searing film is about a small traveling circus in rural Sweden in the early twentieth century. Ekman's anguished performance as the aging owner of the circus clearly channels Emil Jannings' work in various German expressionist silent films, among them Dupont's Variety. Harriet Andersson, in the central role of Ekman's young and rather steely mistress, clearly anticipates the powerful women's' roles which will emerge in later Bergman films.

This is...

Ingmar Bergman's NATTVARDSGASTERNA [WINTER LIGHT] (1962)
Ingmar Bergman's NATTVARDSGASTERNA [WINTER LIGHT] (1962) $1,500.00

Vintage original 28 x 39" (70 x 100 cm.) poster, Sweden. Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Bjornstrand, Max von Sydow, dir: Ingmar Bergman; Svensk Filmindustri.

"On a cold winter's Sunday, the pastor of a small rural church (Tomas Ericsson) performs service for a tiny congregation; though he is suffering from a cold and a severe crisis of faith. After the service, he attempts to console a fisherman (Jonas Persson) who is tormented by anxiety, but Tomas can only speak about his own troubled relationship with God. A school teacher (Maerta Lundberg) offers Tomas her love as consolation for his loss of faith. But...

SKRATTA PAJAZZO [LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH] (1928)
SKRATTA PAJAZZO [LAUGH, CLOWN, LAUGH] (1928) $7,500.00

Vintage original 27 x 38" (70 x 98 cm.) poster, Sweden. Lon Chaney, Loretta Young, Nils Asther, Gwen Lee, dir: Herbert Brenon, MGM. Lon Chaney ran the gamut in the story which spanned a 25-year period in the life of the circus clown known as Pagliacci, the clown who could not laugh. Perhaps his finest film performance, he also guided 14-year-old Loretta Young in her first featured role. One of the finest silent films, based on story by David Belasco.

This poster by the artists of Sweden is spectacular with its circus theme, colors and deco presentation. On linen, NEAR FINE.

TRAFFIC IN SOULS [KAMPEN MOT DEN VITA SLAVHANDELN] (1913)
TRAFFIC IN SOULS [KAMPEN MOT DEN VITA SLAVHANDELN] (1913) $750.00

Vintage original 35 x 24" (89 x 61 cm.) poster, Sweden. Jane Gail, Matt Moore, dir: George Loane Tucker; Universal. This was, for its time, an extraordinary film about what was called "the white slave trade," a euphemism for prostitution. It was one of the early features which put the then-fledgling Universal Studios into the consciousness of the ticket-buying public.

This remarkable Swedish poster, with its strong Art Nouveau design elements, bears a monogram at left of an as yet unknown artist. Folded, with a few staple holes, NEAR FINE.

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