This is an ORIGINAL FIRST PRINTING of this poster by Josef Fennecker. You can already see, in this riveting two-sheet poster, why the Danish actress Asta Nielsen was the first international star of silent film: the large dark eyes, a haunted face, her boyish figure. She often portrayed headstrong, passionate women trapped by tragic circumstances, but transformed this melodramatic trope with naturalism and overt eroticism-which lead her films to be heavily censored in the U.
"Dirnentragodie, " or "Tragedy of the Street, " was Nielsen's final silent role. The film epitomizes the Weimar movement called The New Objectivity, which tried to create a middle ground between Brechtian alienation and Expressionist emotionalism by forcing middle-class characters into the oppressive social circumstances of the street. "Dirnentragodie" features Nielsen as an aging prostitute who takes in a young man running away from his middle-class family. This 1927 Fenneker design was used for the release of the film in Vienna.
Slight tears at folds; restored losses in corners. Condition and measures approximately 36 1/2 x 72 1/8 inches.
Poster has been laid on linen for preservation. Note: This is NOT a reproduction. We only sell ORIGINAL FIRST PRINTINGS of posters.
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