The Third Man Museum in Vienna
Every Saturday afternoon a small private museum opens up the world of Orson Welles cinematic classic “The Third Man”, shot on location in Vienna in 1948 and premiered in London in 1949. Exhibits include historical posters, cinema programs and some 300 movie and sound recordings on media from shellac to DVD.
Located close to the bustling Naschmarkt market, the museum is full of everything to do with the Carol Reed directed movie about sinister dealings and shady characters in the post-war period. A vast array of authentic exhibits from all over the globe are witness to everyday life in Vienna in the aftermath of World War II and are celebration of the cinematic history this movie made.
First editions of the novel that Graham Greene based his screenplay on are joined by autographed cards, sheet music and zithers belonging to Viennese musician Anton Karas, whose theme music to the film made waves around the world and triggered a zither boom in the 1950s. Karas is to be heard on shellac from an old music cabinet.
Pressgasse 25, 4th district, Sat. 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Tel. +43 (0)1 586 48 72, www.3mpc.net