Eddie Brandt, whose Saturday Matinee video store in North Hollywood is a treasure trove for movie and TV fans and industryites searching for Hollywood obscurities, has died. He was 89.
Brandt, who was a writer and cartoonist for Hanna-Barbera as well as a piano player for Spike Jones and Spade Cooley, died Feb. 20 of colon cancer at his home in North Hollywood.
Eddie Brandt’s Saturday Matinee, founded in the 1967, stocks tens of thousands of videotapes, DVDs, film stills, movie posters and lobby cards that date to the start of the 20th century. He hasn't worked in the store for six years. His son Donovan and wife Claire have kept the business going.