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Alkazar

Poster
ca. 1942 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This poster advertises an Austrian screening of the Italian propaganda film 'Alcazar' (1940). Its Italian title is "L'Assedio dell'Alcazar" (The Siege of the Alcazar) and in Spanish it is titled "Sin Novedad en el Alcazar" (No News in the Alcazar). Made in Rome at a fascist studio and in the city of Toledo, the film tells the story of General Francisco Franco's fascist overthrow of the Second Spanish Republic.
The Alcazar of the film's title is a fortress in Toledo, an ancient Arab stronghold conquered by Spain's Christian forefathers in the Middle Ages. This symbolic site was sieged by Nationalist forces rebelling against the Republicans in 1936.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
printing
Brief Description
Nazi film poster advertising the film 'Alkazar'. Austria, ca. 1942.
Physical Description
Red background with a small white line drawing of a city. Large circular arc of black reel film dominates the poster.
Dimensions
  • Height: 59.1cm
  • Width: 41.4cm
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Die (red on white)
  • Gaufilmstellewein/ Der (white on black)
  • N S D A P (white on red)
  • Zeigt/ der film vom Freiheitskampf der/ Helden des Spanischen Bürgerkrieges/ Alkazar / Jugendfrei/ Staatpolitisch und Kündstlerrisch/ besonders wertvoll/ [space to write event details in by hand]
  • Wochenschau (black on white)
Credit line
Gift of the American Friends of the V&A; Gift to the American Friends by Leslie, Judith and Gabri Schreyer and Alice Schreyer Batko
Subjects depicted
Place Depicted
Summary
This poster advertises an Austrian screening of the Italian propaganda film 'Alcazar' (1940). Its Italian title is "L'Assedio dell'Alcazar" (The Siege of the Alcazar) and in Spanish it is titled "Sin Novedad en el Alcazar" (No News in the Alcazar). Made in Rome at a fascist studio and in the city of Toledo, the film tells the story of General Francisco Franco's fascist overthrow of the Second Spanish Republic.

The Alcazar of the film's title is a fortress in Toledo, an ancient Arab stronghold conquered by Spain's Christian forefathers in the Middle Ages. This symbolic site was sieged by Nationalist forces rebelling against the Republicans in 1936.
Other Number
LS.1617 - Leslie Schreyer Loan Number
Collection
Accession Number
E.369-2004

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record createdSeptember 15, 2004
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