Brigitte Helm, 1927
An unmounted silver gelatin print showing the German actress Brigitte Helm (1906-1996) in one of her early roles.
A pencilled inscription verso in a period hand identifies the film as Au bout du monde. The silent film’s original title in German was Am Rande der Welt, which was translated into English as At the Edge of the World. The film was released in 1927, the same year as Brigitte Helm’s greatest success, Metropolis, directed by Fritz Lang, in which she played both the heroine Maria and the robot.
Condition: the print presents a few small imperfections but is otherwise in excellent condition. Two deposits of black paper verso suggest it was once mounted on an album page.
Dimensions: the print measures 3.2” by 4.4” (8 cm by 11.2 cm).