Category: random finds

  • Enforcing the monopoly

    Erklärung!Das Salamander-Kino brachte vom 4. bis 6. Januar meinen Monopol-Film „Glimmende Gluten“ zur Vorführung, obschon genanntes Theater nicht im Besitze des Vorführungsrechtes war.Ich erkläre hiermit ausdrücklich, dass nur das Lichtspiel-Theater im Alleinbesitz des Vorführungsrechtes war und allein berechtigt war, mein oben genannten Monopol-Film vorzuführen.Es war dem Salamander-Kino nur durch 3. Personen möglich, sich in dem…

  • With greetings from Tante Fritze and Onkel Ernst Günther

    Tante Fritze Onkel Ernst, Günther Thanks to family Günther (written on the back of the postcard and marked with a small cross on the front; they are situated on the last window to the right in the middle of the photo) we can glimpse into the everyday life of Berlin after the turn of the…

  • A touch of inspiration

    While Random Finds: Change of heart already glanced at Continental-Kunstfilm-Gesellschaft (in this article abbreviated as CF) regarding their administrative tasks this short interlude will shed some light on a rather creative or not so creative mode of operation. CF produced well over 100 films of which the majority were made between 1912 and 1915.1 That…

  • Change of heart

    Continental-Kunstfilm-Gesellschaft was a Berlin based production company that emerged in spring of 1912.1 Originally founded as Schmidthässler-Film-Gesellschaft on October 23, 1911, by Max Rittberger and the actor Walter Schmidthässler the company was later converted to Continental-Kunstfilm-Gesellschaft (in this article abbreviated as CF).2 The original Schmidthässler-Film-Gesellschaft was dissolved around May 1912 by the director of the…