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Early Monograph on the Soviet Silent Film Star

Nata Vachnadze: k’rebuli [Nata Vachnadze: an album].

Tbilisi: Sakartvelos k’ino (Georgian cinema), 1926. Octavo (18 × 13 cm). Original decorative wrappers by Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi; 32 pp. With six illustrations, of which five full-page. Text toned due to stock; rust to staple; else about very good.

Early Georgian-language monograph about the popular film actress Nato (Natalia) Vachnadze (1904-1953). Born in Warsaw, Vachnadze began her career in the silent cinema and was one of the first true film stars of the Soviet Union. After a successful early career, she collaborated with the female director Esfir Shub in the early 1930s and later returned to Georgia, where she starred in numerous sound films, eventually being named a People's Artist of the Georgian Soviet Socialist Republic. She died during a plane crash in 1953. The year 1926 also saw the publication of a Soviet book about Vachnadze in the “Kinopechat’” publishing house, edited by Vlad Korolevich.

The book was designed by Valerian Sidamon-Eristavi (1889-1943), a Georgian artist who is best known for his set design for the stage and cinema.

As of November 2020, the present work is not located via KVK, OCLC.

Book ID: 50861

Price: $450.00