The Karl May movies of the 1960s are among the great cult series of German cinema. The adventures of the noble chief Winnetou and his blood brother Old Shatterhand have entertained generations of enthusiastic young people. The success story of these films and their added comprehensive marketing as practiced on this scale is examined for the first time in Germany. In the years 1962 to 1974, the large audience was supported with writing and sparkled with colored magazines, and published stories as the films carefully crafted the quilt like series and thus achieved significant increases in circulation. This series has for years been the most sought after collectibles of many film and Karl May fans. In this special edition, the complete photo novels appear for the first time, in a brilliant print quality and impressive large format!
Author: Michael Petzel
Available: May 4, 2015