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Olga Tretiakova & Vera Malinovskaia. Two books about Soviet actresses.

Olga Tretiakova & Vera Malinovskaia. Two books about Soviet actresses.

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Abramov, Al. Olga Tretiakova; Korolevich, V. Malinovskaia. 

[Cover by Naum Sokolik].

Moskva, Kinopechat, 1926, 1927. 
18mo, 15, [1] pp., ill.; 15, [1] pp., ill.

In original pictorial wrappers.
In good condition, losses to spine, wrappers worn.

The first leaflet focuses on Olga Tretiakova (1900/1902?-after 1937), a prominent Soviet silent film actress renowned for her role in 'Brigade Commander Ivanov' (1923). Tretiakova was not only an accomplished actress but also held the position of secretary in the actors' subsection of ARK (the Association of Revolutionary Cinematography), which aimed to raise awareness about the challenges faced by actors. She advocated for the creation of meaningful roles for actors and encouraged directors to collaborate with them. Tretiakova was married to military leader Alexander Postnikov, who was executed during the Great Terror. She also perished in a camp.
OCLC locates two copies of this edition: in the Harvard Library and the Berlin State Library.

The second leaflet highlights the life of Russian silent film actress Vera Malinovskaia (1900-1988). Malinovskaia made her debut in 1924 and had the opportunity to work alongside Mary Pickford in 1927. The following year, she starred in the German film 'Waterloo' and decided to remain in Germany. Malinovskaia only visited the USSR once, as a guest at the 11th Moscow International Film Festival in 1979. She eventually passed away in Monaco.

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