Hollywood’s Attic, one of the leading sources for hard-to-find classic films and vintage television programs on home video, has announced the sale of its library to Nostalgia Family Video of Baker City, Oregon.
Founded in 1979 by Woody Wise, a former curator of the Harold Lloyd Estate in Beverly Hills, the Hollywood’s Attic collection includes more than 3,500 titles including rare silent films, all-black “race” films from the 1930s and 1940s, burlesque films from the 1950s, B-Movie Westerns and serials and kinescopes of television broadcasts from the late 1940s and 1950s. In recent years, Hollywood’s Attic was responsible for providing the home video release of two films that were presumed to be lost, the 1932 drama “The Red-Haired Alibi” with Shirley Temple in her feature film debut and the 1933 Australian production “In the Wake of the Bounty” with Errol Flynn making his film debut as Fletcher Christian. Most recently, Hollywood’s Attic presented a special 100th anniversary release of the landmark 1903 Western “The Great Train Robbery.”
The terms of the acquisition were not made public. In acquiring the Hollywood’s Attic collection, Nostalgia Family Video will become the largest independent American company offering classic film and television titles on home video. The company, which was founded in 1989 and is run by Jeremy Brunner, is planning to introduce a line of DVD titles later this year.
For more info, visit the Nostalgia Family Video website.