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The ‘Esperia’ cinema in Durrës

The ‘Esperia’ cinema in Durrës, © Arkivi Qëndror i Shtetit, Tirana enlarge


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Object:The ‘Esperia’ cinema in Durrës
Description:The photograph shows the exterior of the ‘Esperia’ cinema in the Albanian seaport of Durrës in approximately 1940. Boys and men are looking at advertising for the movie ‘Fuori Servizio’.
Comment:The movie ‘Fuori Servizio’ (Out of service) was directed by Maurice Cammage and Casimir Oberfeld and was released in 1938. The imprint ‘Luce’ (an Italian film and photo production company) indicates that the photograph was taken during the Italian occupation of Albania between 1939 and 1943.
Date:Not before 1939, Not after 1943
Country:unknown (contemporary)
Albania (historical)
Keywords:540 Commercialized Entertainment > 546 Motion Picture Industry
Copyright:Arkivi Qëndror i Shtetit, Tirana
Archive:Arkivi Qëndror i Shtetit (Collection Fototeka), Inv. No.: Fototeka 4
Editor:Karl Kaser