Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rare Brendel film to be seen again after 80+ years!

Without much fanfare it was recently announced through a Classic Images Magazine advert and later announced on their Facebook page, that one of my favorite film festivals, Capitolfest, would be showing the rare 1931 El Brendel feature, "Mr. Lemon of Orange", virtually unseen in over 80 years!!

Word came to me from Ron Hutchinson over at the Vitaphone Project early last year from a couple of reliable sources that Fox had decided to borrow the print which was housed at UCLA to make a copy for their own archive, but was blown away with the news they also made theatrical prints which would be made available to festivals.

I previously wrote about "Mr. Lemon..." HERE and I am excited to see El in this dual role as it is his only known filmed performance where he speaks in anything other than the usual Swedish dialect!

It looks like it's going to be a good year for El in 2013!

 Fifi D'orsay & El Brendel in "Mr. Lemon of Orange"