Posted: June 19th, 2009
After a month with no substantial news to report, we are excited to announce that a clip of the rare and extremely hard to find Mayerling has surfaced on the Showcase Producers website.
Thanks to Robyn, who first reported this in our forums and who also contacted the producers, we now know Mayerling might get a release towards the end of the year.
We have digitally mastered and restored it, until we release it commercially and formally register it for copyright, we cannot make copies available to the public. We have begun releasing some of our classic television programs on video, it maybe available at the end of the year, through Koch Entertainment.
Mayerling, based on the real life events of the tragic love affair between Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and his mistress, Baroness Mary Vetsera, was made for NBC's Producer's Showcase and aired on 24 February 1957. It was released theatrically as a film in Europe.
Visit the Showcase Productions website to view the 9 minute clip: