Aug 3, 2011
Lost Hitchcock Film Found In New Zealand
Seems that the New Zealand Film Archive has had a number of highly unstable nitrate prints in storage for years, but they only had the budget to restore domestic films. Fortunately for the rest of the world, they were careful to maintain the foreign prints to prevent further degradation. A recent trip from the National Film Preservation Foundation unearthed the Hitchcock film as well as an old Keystone Cops short.
My favorite part of the story? Accounts that The White Shadow's actual director was "hack" and couldn't handle working with the younger and clearly more talented Hitchcock.
Check out the LA Times for more details.