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Вильям Харт (William Hart).
Cinematography RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic).


(Film career of) William S. Hart, by Il. Trauberg. Cinematography RSFSR (Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic). Leningrad, 1926.

20 pages octavo, 11x14.5 cm (4.5x5.75 inches).

It's rather likely "Il. Trauberg" is Leonid Trauberg (1902-1990), the Ukranian-born son of a Jewish journalist. Leonid Trauberg taught at the Leningrad Institute of Performing Arts from 1926-1932 and headed the film department of the Leningrad Theatre Institute in 1926-1927. He also staged experimental "eccentric" plays and directed 17 films between 1924 and 1961, winning the Stalin Prize in 1941. But the heady times were not to last. After the war, he was blacklisted by Soviet authorities during their "anti-cosmopolitan" (anti-Semitic) period from 1948-1953. Later, in the 1960s, he taught at the USSR State Committee for Cinematography.

If you can translate the text, please let us know. It seems to start off with a scathing rebuke of "big, noisy" 20th-century American cities with their buildings that scrape the sky, "straight, level and boring;" elevators full of "squirrels running to dozens of floors;" and "no romance aside from the false sentimentality of the Statue of Liberty and the White House."

"The last of the Mohicans died," Trauberg writes.

What can stop the wheel of "progress?" Why, the cinema, of course. American "farmers with a Ford, a radio transmitter and an unlimited bank account" wax nostalgic for "those who first tilled their fertile soil." You know. Like the people portrayed on the screen by William S. Hart.

If we're correct about the author being Leonid Trauberg, he was still wet behind the ears when he wrote this. The Bolshevik revolution was less than a decade past. It would be another 20 years before his comrades in Moscow turned on him.


LW3367: pdf of original booklet purchased 2018 by Leon Worden from a seller in Latvia. Download individual pages here.
HART CATEGORIES:
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WILLIAM S. HART FILMS

WATCH FULL MOVIES
Keno Bates, Liar (1915)
Knight of the Trail (1915)
The Ruse (1915)
The Cradle of Courage (1920)
White Oak (1921)
Tumbleweeds (1925/1939)
ALSO:
Farewell to the Screen, from Tumbleweeds Re-release (1939)


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Biography
(Mitchell 1955)

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Biography
(Conlon/McCallum 1960)

Essay: The Good Bad Man (Griffith & Mayer 1957)


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Film Bio, Russia 1926

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The Disciple 1915/1923

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The Captive God 1916 x2

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The Aryan 1916 x2

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The Primal Lure 1916

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The Apostle of Vengeance (Mult.)

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Return of Draw Egan 1916 x2

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Truthful Tulliver 1917

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The Gun Fighter 1917 Theater Invoice

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Wolf Lowry 1917

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The Narrow Trail 1917 (mult.)

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Riddle Gawne 1918 x2

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"A Bullet for Berlin" 1918 (4th Series)

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The Border Wireless 9-29-1918 Rialto Premiere

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Branding Broadway 1918 x2

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Breed of Men 2-2-1919 Rivoli Premiere

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The Poppy Girl's Husband 3-23-1919 Rivoli Premiere

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The Money Corral 4-20-1919 Rialto Premiere

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Square Deal Sanderson 1919

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Wagon Tracks 1919 x2

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Sand 1920 Lantern Slide Image

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The Toll Gate 1920 x3

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The Cradle of Courage 1920

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The Testing Block 1920: Slides, Lobby Cards, Photos (Multiple)

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O'Malley/Mounted 1921 (Mult.)

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The Whistle 1921 (Mult.)

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White Oak 1921 (Mult.)

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Travelin' On 1921/22

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Three Word Brand 1921

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Wild Bill Hickok 1923 x2

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Singer Jim McKee 1924 (Mult.)

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"Tumbleweeds" 1925/1939

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