Demolishing the Lost Film Myth: Exhibit A

Before the VCR and VHS, Blackhawk Films was for many years the best-known source of classic silent films for home collectors in 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm. This 1973 catalog shows the availability of London After Midnight as one of several Chaney films offered. As it only appeared in this one edition, it is assumed that the MGM legal department intervened to stop the distribution of the still-copyrighted film, and only a few orders were actually filled. (Thanks to Bruce Calvert for assisting in tracking this rare edition down.)

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