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).
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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