Auction 56
Jewish and Israeli History and Culture

Lot Number 49

Early Tel Aviv Cinema Poster – “Luna Park” Cinema in Jaffa, 1922

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369$
Opening
300$
Lot Number 49

Early Tel Aviv Cinema Poster – “Luna Park” Cinema in Jaffa, 1922

Advertising poster for a "Farewell Evening" at the Luna Park Cinema with a performance of "The Secretary" - a show combining theater and cinema. HaNafir Printing Press, Haifa, [probably, 1922]. Hebrew.
The headline of the poster reads, “This is the final evening at the Luna Park Cinema… The apex of art with the performance of ‘The Secretary.’ This performance is half theater and half cinema […] With the famous actor Amin Atallah". The poster is illustrated with two photographs showing scenes from the performance, surrounded by texts with the names of the actors and details about the film.
The Luna Park Cinema was one of the first in Tel-Aviv. It operated during the years 1919-1922 in the central square in Jaffa (today, Shderot Yerushalayim). In addition to a cinema, the Luna Park compound featured a Ferris wheel and other attractions. In 1922, the name of the theater was changed to "HaTehiya".
31X45 cm. Fair condition. Stains and creases. Repaired closed tears at the creases (reinforced verso with tape). Small tears at margins. A piece about 16.5X17 cm is lacking in the upper right corner (without damage to the text; repaired with paper).

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369$
Opening
300$

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