Photos from lost Alfred Hitchcock film found
A newly discovered collection of still photos from Alfred Hitchcock's lost silent film "The Mountain Eagle" is going up for auction in Los Angeles next month.
On Thursday, auction house Profiles in History said the 59 photos were made for the British thriller director's personal archive in the 1920s. Thirty-five of the photos come from Hitchcock's 1929 silent film "The Manxman," and 24 from "The Mountain Eagle," which are expected to attract the most interest.
The photos are expected to fetch more than $25,000 at the December 15-16 auction.
Profiles in History described them as a rare Hollywood treasure, and a window into one of the most searched-for lost films in history.
No prints have been found of Hitchcock's 1926 film "The Mountain Eagle," which is one of the top movies in the British Film Institute's quest for lost films. Only a few still photos have turned up of the black and white film, which Hitchcock described as "awful."
It's like finding Tele-Snaps from a missing Dr Who episode.
"I'd rather be judged by twelve than carried by six."