Rare Film Posters

RUSSIAN MIRACLE

£350.00

Original British 20 inch x 30 inch Double Crown Poster for the 1963 Andrew Thorndike East German Documentary THE RUSSIAN MIRACLE (DAS RUSSISCHE WUNDER).

A two-part montage film capturing 50 years of the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union.

The poster art is by Peter Strausfeld. Strausfeld was interned in the Isle of Man at the Onchan Internment Camp during the War where he met the Austrian producer George Hoellering. In 1947 Hoellering opened the Academy Cinema on Oxford Street and invited Strausfeld to produce some posters for the cinema which he did in wood and lino-cuts till his death in 1980.

The Academy Cinema, built in 1913, was saved from conversion to a shopping arcade in 1928 by Elsie Cohen of the original Film Society, who proceeded to run it as an arthouse which is how it was ran till it’s closure in 1986.

The posters became a London landmark, in fact very few were used outside of London, resulting in very small print runs of 3-500.

The poster was printed by The Westminster Press, 411a Harrow Road, London W. 9

The poster is in very good unfolded (rolled) condition with a crease along the bottom.

Availability: 1 in stock

Original British 20 inch x 30 inch Double Crown Poster