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Alkazar

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    Austria (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1942 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    printing

  • 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

  • Museum number:

    E.369-2004

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case Y, shelf 61, box E

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.

Physical description

Red background with a small white line drawing of a city. Large circular arc of black reel film dominates the poster.

Place of Origin

Austria (made)

Date

ca. 1942 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

printing

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

Dimensions

Height: 59.1 cm, Width: 41.4 cm

Descriptive line

Nazi film poster advertising the film 'Alkazar'. Austria, ca. 1942.

Materials

Paper; Ink

Subjects depicted

Propaganda; Fascism; National Socialism; Film; Socialism; Communism

Categories

Prints; Propaganda; Posters

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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