WHITE HELL OF PITZ PALU, THE [DIE WEISSE HOLLE VOM PIZ PALU] (1929; 1935 RR)$500.00
Vintage original 9 x 11;” (23 x 29 cm.) double weight glossy sepia-tinted silver gelatin print still photo, Germany. Leni Riefenstahl, Gustave Diessl, Ernst Petersen, dir: Arnold Fanck, Georg Wilhelm Pabst; Sokal-Film. Because of her great success in the mountain climbing-themed Der heilige Berg (The Holy Mountain), Riefenstahl appeared in several films with the same theme. They would be distributed in the US by Universal. By the time this film, Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü (The White Hell of Pitz Palu), was in re-release, she had become Hitler’s number one filmmaker.
Includes Berlin blind stamp, imprinted title and film company logos. Still is numbered 39. Ink stamp number on verso. This still is for the 1935 sound version through H.T. Film. This photo has the embossed stamp of the German censorship board, Berlin. Irregularly trimmed, with various pinholes in all four corners, NEAR FINE.