Category: random finds

  • „Quovadis“ in Gefahr.

    Ad for Quo Vadis? in Bad Oeynhausener Anzeiger und Tageblatt.1 On May 29, 1913, the Bad Oeynhausener Anzeiger und Tageblatt reported the following incident, that happened the day before.

  • Tillykke med fødselsdagen

    With the first issue of May 1913 the Erste Internationale Film Zeitung1 published a tribute to Ole Olsen who would turn 50 years old on May 5, 1913. It was mend to celebrate a well known and successful businessman who contributed his fair share to the success of the film industry in general and in…

  • Telephongespräch Montag morgen 9 Uhr! Drring…

    Anonymous ad in Herforder Kreisblatt, published on May 26, 1913.1

  • Enforcing the monopoly

    Ad by Martin Dentler.1

  • 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