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Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection : Finding Aid, M-R

Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: hfa00019
Repository: Harvard Film Archive, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection.
Date(s): 1913-2009
Quantity: 1000 boxes
Language of materials: Much of the material is German-language, regardless of the country of origin.
Abstract: The Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection at the Harvard Film Archive consists of approximately 800,000 film stills, pressbooks, posters, and other cinema-related ephemera originally amassed by Lothar Just, a Munich-based film publicist. Just's expansive collection began in the gathering of image and source material for the annual film lexicons, the Heyne Filmlexikon and Filmjahrbuch, which he continues to publish.

Acquisition Information:

Collection purchased from Lothar Just by the Harvard Fine Arts Library in 2009.

Processing Information:

Processed by: HFA staff, 2009-2013

Access Restrictions:

Access is by appointment only at the Fine Arts Library. To consult this material, send an email to HFA@fas.harvard.edu. Boxes can also be requested via HOLLIS by patrons and be sent to the Fine Arts Library for use in the reading room. All posters are stored on site at the Harvard Film Archive's Conservation Center and the research liaison should be contacted directly for access to this portion of the collection.

Use Restrictions:

Reproduction and/or publication of materials subject to copyright requires written permission from a) the copyright owner, his/her heirs or assigns and from b) the Fine Arts Library, owner of the original material.

Preferred Citation:

Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection. Harvard Film Archive, Fine Arts Library, Harvard University.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged alphabetically first by director's last name, then by film title.

Scope and Content

The Lothar and Eva Just Film Stills Collection at the Harvard Film Archive consists of approximately 800,000 film stills, pressbooks, posters, and other cinema-related ephemera originally amassed by Lothar Just, a Munich-based film publicist. Just's expansive collection began in the gathering of image and source material for the annual film lexicons, the Heyne Filmlexikon and Filmjahrbuch, which he continues to publish.
While the collection contains significant holdings from the silent era, its greatest strength lies in vintage images from the 1930s-1970s, as well as images from the last 40 years. Thanks to Just's and Munich's close connection with the New German Cinema, the collection contains important holdings on postwar German film. The collection is also particularly strong in the areas of German pre-war and very rare Nazi era cinema. In addition, the Just film stills significantly represent North American and European cinema while including excellent materials for internationally known Chinese, Japanese and Latin American filmmakers. Much of the material is German-language, regardless of the country of origin.

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