Monday, December 31, 2012

Pandora's Box with Louise Brooks screens in Indonesia 1930

Seen here is a very rare, 1930 newspaper advertisement for Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks. Its rarity stems from the fact that it is an advertisement for a non-European screening. Where is this advertisement from? Would you believe what were the Dutch East Indies, now Indonesia. Apparently, Pandora's Box and others Brooks' films were shown all around the major city and towns on the island of Java, as the number of other film advertisements I have indicate. Like the earlier Pandora's Box advertisement shown on this blog a few days ago, nobody under the age of 17 was allowed to see the film. And here, the film was shown with special music performed by an orchestra under the direction of Martin Grobe.

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