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Lang (Fritz) papers
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Description
This collection includes scripts, manuscripts, screenplays, research files, clippings of current events, correspondents, interviews, photographs, and stills related to the projects of Austrian German American director Fritz Lang (1890-1976).
Background
Fritz Lang (1890-1976) was an Austrian German American director known for his expressionist films, crime thrillers, and social science fiction. Lang lost sight in his right eye while serving in the Austrian army during WWI. He began his filmmaking career in 1918 in Weimar Germany, collaborating with his co-writer and wife Thea von Harbou on his early films such as Metropolis (1927), and M (1931). During the rise of the Nazi regime in 1933, many of Lang's films were banned. He subsequently divorced von Harbou when she joined the Nazi Party, and left Berlin for Paris. Lang then emigrated to the United States where his career continued in Hollywood with such films as You Only Live Once (1937), Hangmen Also Die!(1943), and The Big Heat (1953). Lang was approaching blindness during the production of The Thousand Eyes of Dr. Mabuse (1960), which cemented it as his final film project. He died from a stroke in 1976.
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27 Linear Feet 24 boxes
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