Thursday, April 28, 2016

Der heitere Fridolin (1920's Germany)

Web Translated from the German Wikipedia:

The cheerful Fridolin, Halbmonatsschrift for sports, games, fun and adventure, published from 1921 to 1928 in the Ullstein Verlag Berlin and was the most famous of all children's magazines sold at that time. He appeared semimonthly and had a circumference of 16 pages.The publisher Ullstein & Co. brought out the magazine in Austria and Czechoslovakia.Between October 1921 and December 1928 publishing a 16-page magazine x 22 cm appeared in the Berliner Ullstein every 14 days with a 15 under the name The cheerful Fridolin. It originally cost one mark (during the inflation of the price rose to 500,000 marks) and later only 15 pennies. The booklet contained, besides short stories and some pictures stories and riddles, jokes and craft instructions. The numbering of the magazine carried jahrgangsweise so in October of each year, appeared the respective first number of a vintage. The adjustment of the Fridolin serene place without giving reasons. The initial success inspired the publisher to a 1924-monthly consumer magazine on literary higher level, the eagle owl.A special feature of the magazine, whose logo was a motorized dolphin, were the recurring characters of picture stories. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Michael Powell’s Peeping Tom (1960)

Other films that have destroyed careers as a director: 

Freaks (1932) - Tod Browning

The Black Cat (1934) - Edgar G. Ulmer (he ran off with a producer’s wife)

The Night of the Hunter (1955) - Charles Laughton 

Beloved (1998) - Jonathan Demme