Madeline Brandeis

The Harvard Film Archive is lucky to have several prints of the silent films of Madeline Brandeis.

Brandeis made films for children in the ‘teens and ‘twenties, and also wrote books. Some of the books, such as The Little Swiss Woodcarver, are companions to the films, and are illustrated with film stills. This comes in handy for this particular title, as our print is incomplete. Our copy of the book tells us what we missed.

Brandeis died tragically young, but she is not forgotten.

We recently digitized our prints of Brandeis’ films, available to watch here. We hope you enjoy them!