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Past Event Unseen Treasures from The George Eastman House 2012: Lonesome (1928)


From Hollywood’s golden age, Lonesome tells the story of a factory worker and a switchboard operator who fall in love then lose each otherduring the Fourth of July weekend in New York City.  Director Paul Fejös energetically uses a host of cinematic devices including color tinting, superimposition effects, experimental editing, and a roving camera (plus three dialogue scenes, added to satisfy the new craze for talkies) to evoke a hot summer in a crowded city. Starring Barbara Kent, Glenn Tryon, Fay Holderness, and Andy Devine. The Warhol Museum continues its partnership with the world-renowned photograph and motion picture archives, George Eastman House, to bring rarely shown silent and early sound masterpieces from its extensive collection exclusively to Pittsburgh.

Preservation funded by the Film Foundation
Print courtesy of George Eastman House

Additional Information

Lonesome(1928) Newly restored, 35mm color-tinted b/w, archival print with live musical accompaniment.

Related Links

George Eastman House Official Site