|James Whitcomb Riley, circa 1913|
|Eric Grayson, a.k.a. "Dr. Film," circa 2016|
a previous post at his Dr. Film blog by observing: “Those of you who hold this print up against restorations like Casablanca will be disappointed. While Casablanca has 35mm materials, including nitrate negatives, still available from the year of release, there is no negative extant for Little Orphant Annie. The surviving prints are all from the 1926 reissue made to capitalize on Colleen Moore’s stardom.” I knew going in that this refurbishment wasn’t going to be pristine…but what I watched this weekend surpassed any expectations. Eric and the folks who participated in this restoration have done an exemplary job—the movie looks simply amazing.
|This screen capture from the movie can't hide Colleen Moore's heterochromia. (Oh, it only sounds dirty -- it means she has one brown eye and one blue eye.)|
|Annie tells her tales.|