The Master Race

Culver City, CA: RKO Radio Pictures, circa 1944. Collection of six original preliminary advertising concept art sketches for the release of the 1944 anti-Nazi film by a member of the Hollywood Ten. Executed variously in graphite, charcoal, and gouache on onion skin paper, each leaf tipped on to white paper stock at the corners, some with annotations at the margins.

Released in September of 1944, after D-Day but before the surrender of the German forces, the text-heavy design that sensationalizes the film's plot of continued Nazi subversion in liberated territory as the war closes and differs substantially from the film's poster campaign.

Sheets 8.5 x 12.5 inches to 10.5 x 14 inches. Very Good overall with staple holes at upper edge, small, faint tidemark to bottom corner of one, light marginal wear, occasional faint splash.


[Book #137111]

Price: $400.00