Modernist Booklet of the 1929 Socialist Culture Day

Film und Funk. Sozialistischer Kulturtag in Frankfurt am Main. 28.–29. September 1929.

[Berlin]: Sozialistischer Kulturbund, [1929]. First edition. In publisher’s illustrated, red wrappers, printed in black. Cover design by Lehnert. Modernist layout. 79, (5) p.
. Rear cover, and the last few pages slightly dog-eared. Pages slightly yellowed due to ageing. In fine condition.

Booklet of the 1929 Socialist Culture Day in Frankfurt, a conference organised by the Socialist Cultural Association, a left-wing organization of the Weimar Republic.

The topic of the conference was the film and radio with a special attention given to their social functions and their possible roles as vehicles of the socialist cultural movement.

The booklet contains the transcripts of the lectures given at the conference: a lecture on the importance of film and radio for the working class by Heinrich Schulz (1872–1932), the leader of the Socialist Cultural Association ; a lecture on the technical and cultural possibilities of film, given by Siegfried Nestriepke (1872–1932), a social democratic journalist and theater director; the German-Israeli pianist and politician, Leo Kestenberg’s (1882–1962) lecture on sound film; a lecture on film music by the German-born composer, Klaus Pringsheim (1883–1972) and a lecture on theatre and broadcasting, given by Leopold Jessner (1878–1945) a Jewish-German producer and director of German Expressionist theater and cinema known for his 1921 silent film, Hintertreppe.

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