Proof of Hitchcock’s Lost Silent Film up for Auction

Alfred Hitchcock’s Personal Collection Of 59 Photographs Are The Long Desired Proof That The Mountain Eagle Existed

The Photographs Will Be Up For Auction From Profiles In History

LOS ANGELES- NOV 8, 2012– Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that a collection of 59 film stills that belonged to Alfred Hitchcock and the only existing evidence of The Mountain Eagle, one of his last silent films, will be on the auction block at “Drama, Action, Romance- The Hollywood Auction.” The auction will take place December 15 & 16 in Los Angeles.

This previously unknown, extraordinary collection of (59) special oversize photos are for two of Alfred Hitchcock’s most important silent films, The Mountain Eagle (1926) and The Manxman (1929), two of the most searched for lost films in history. These are not regular theatrical distribution publicity stills, which would be rare enough for such essential early works of this master filmmaker; they were custom-printed in oversize formats, of extremely high quality and exclusively for Hitchcock’s personal archives at the time of each film’s release in the 1920’s.

Though a handful of original-release materials exists for The Manxman (Hitchcock’s final silent film), virtually nothing has ever surfaced for The Mountain Eagle, not even the film itself, which is one of the most sought-after lost films in history, declared by a reviewer at the time as being “far superior to The Lodger” (Hitchcock’s most famous silent film). The discovery ofthese film stills will have a tremendous impact on the study and appreciation of Alfred Hitchcock films. This is a unique opportunity to possess a very rare Hollywood treasure. Each set of stills is expected to fetch in excess of $10,000.