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Eddie Brandt’s Obituary

Thursday, March 10th, 2011


Eddie Brandt dies at 90; Hollywood’s go-to guy for film history, memorabilia




Eddie Brandt’s North Hollywood video store, which holds treasures of film history, has long served as an unofficial Hollywood research library run by his family. Brandt was also a composer and animation writer who performed on TV with Spade Cooley and wrote for Hanna-Barbera.


By Valerie J. Nelson
Los Angeles Times
March 10, 2011


Eddie Brandt’s obsession with the movies was evident in his North Hollywood home, which he transformed into an indoor-outdoor theater by installing a film projector on a tiny loft with windows and pointing it toward his yard.



Saturday night was movie night at Brandt’s, starting in the early 1970s. Cinema buffs — including the host — screened 16-millimeter films, viewing them through oversized windows or while sitting outside.



Every day had also been movie day for Brandt since his North Hollywood thrift shop evolved into a movie memorabilia store after he bought his first warehouse of film collectibles in 1972.



He turned the business into Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee, building a collection of videos and film history so vast that it functions as an unofficial Hollywood research library.



Brandt, who was also a composer and animation writer, died Feb. 20 of colon cancer at his North Hollywood home, said his son, Donovan. He was 90.


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