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In celebration of its 16th year of Bringing Film History to New Audience, Flicker Alley -- the highly-esteemed publisher of rare and unique cinematic classics -- is proud to present the long-awaited re-release of its first publication, The Garden of Eden. It is now available in a previously unreleased M.O.D. (Manufactured-On-Demand) Blu-ray edition. This thoroughly entertaining romantic comedy is an important film for both its beguiling star, Corinne Griffith, and talented director, Lewis Milestone. Digitally mastered from the best surviving elements, this silent classic is paired with a musical score arranged and performed by Robert Israel. Aspiring vocalist Toni LeBrun (Corinne Griffith) leaves her familys bakery to become an opera singer. Unaware that she has been contracted to perform as a chorus dancer at the Palais de Paris -- a cabaret run by the delightfully menacing Madame Bauer (Maude George) -- Toni escapes to the Hotel Eden in Monte Carlo with the cabarets seamstress, Rosa (Louise Dresser). After warding off the wily Baron Henri DAvril (Lowell Sherman), Toni poses as the daughter of a baroness, attracting the attention of suitor Richard Dupont (Charles Ray). When she also catches the eye of Richards uncle, Colonel Dupont (Edward Martindel), Toni finds herself entangled in a romantic adventure, and in danger of being exposed before Richard asks for her hand.
Hollywood the Unusual (1927 / 10 min.) -- Newly restored, Hollywood the Unusual is a previously unknown travelogue of Los Angeles area vernacular architecture produced in the late 1920s that promotes the community of Hollywood as a land of make-believe. The film is a remarkable portrait of a lost age, and a fascinating historical glimpse at architectural landmarks.
Pressbook Slideshow -- Lobby cards, text excerpts, and other promotional materials from the film's original 1928 press book.
Production Slideshow -- Production stills from the estate of Director Lewis Milestone
Writer: Hans Kraly (screenplay); Rudolf Bernnauer & Rudolph Oesterreicher (original playwrights); Avery Hopwood (original play adaptation)
Producer: Walter Morosco; Lewis Milestone; John W. Considine; Jr.
Genre: Comedy; Silent
Language: Silent (with English Subtitles)