Paris: Anglo-American Cinema/Salle Berlioz, n.d. (1914). Printed bifolium, approx. 7-1/2 X 9 in., printed on all sides; with tipped-in handbill announcement of film. Inked date on front, with additional ink annotations inside; ex-libris rubberstamp on upper margin of front cover; some gentle folds. Item #206183
Announcement of this screening of a film by the Belgian adventurer Walter de Marney, documenting a hunting trip crossing the African continent from Congo to Zanzibar. Illustrated with stills on the rear cover and on the tipped in leaf; the front cover depicts two elephant heads. There was no African film industry until after independence from colonial powers and depictions of Africa on film were from a white colonial perspective, whether via racist or exoticizing fantasies a la Tarzan, or "heroic" adventures such as this, which must count among the earlier on-location depictions of the continent on film.