Most Popular "Hollywood History" Titles
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1. Thank You for Smoking (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.
Votes: 200,457 | Gross: $24.79M
2. Hollywood Story (1951)
Approved | 77 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
During the 1950s Hollywood, an independent producer unwisely opens an old can of worms when he decides to make a movie about the 1930s unsolved murder of a famous silent-film director.
3. Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound (2016)
Documentary | Post-production
An exploration of the history, artistry, and emotional power of cinema sound, as revealed by legendary sound designers and visionary directors, via interviews, clips from movies, and a look... See full summary »
6. Complicated Women (2003 TV Movie)
55 min | Documentary
A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between 1929-1934 - before the Hollywood Production Code was enforced.
7. Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1998 Video)
Not Rated | 55 min | Documentary, Biography
The careers of D.W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Charlie Chaplin are chronicled culminating in the formation of United Artists and 1919.
8. Hollywood: The Great Stars (1963 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 51 min | Documentary, History
Host Henry Fonda follows the creation of the star system with Mary Pickford in the Silent Era through its demise in the early Sixties.
9. 1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years (2015)
75 min | Documentary, Biography, History
1M1: Hollywood Horns of the Golden Years is the first documentary about the history of the Los Angeles studio musicians that follows the development of the motion picture industry and its battles with the mob influenced musicians' union.
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Biography
In 1930, Billy Haines was America's number one box office star. Then he came out. When Louis B. Mayer ordered him to dump his lover, Jimmie Shields, Haines refused and started a second ... See full summary »
11. Checking Out: Grand Hotel (2004 Video)
12 min | Documentary, Short
The making of the Oscar-winning classic, "Grand Hotel" was rife with blazing egos and star behavior unlike anything else in Hollywood history. Never before had there existed an all-star, ... See full summary »
12. Hollywood: The Golden Years (1961 TV Movie)
52 min | Documentary, History
Host Gene Kelly takes a nostalgic look at silent films from their earliest beginnings to the introduction of sound with "The Jazz Singer."
13. Royal Wedding: June, Judy and Jane (2007 Video)
13 min | Documentary, Short, Musical
When Arthur Freed brought Alan Jay Lerner to Hollywood to compose a new Fred Astaire musical (based on Fred's life,) little did he know he would have to recast it's leading lady not once, but twice.
14. Katharine Hepburn: Woman of the Century (2017 Video)
20 min | Documentary, Short
An interview with author and journalist Claudia Roth Pierpont on the significance of Woman of the Year (George Stevens, 1942) on actor Katharine Hepburn's acting career and the evolution of... See full summary »
Star: Claudia Roth Pierpont
15. You've Got Chemistry (2008 Video)
27 min | Documentary, Short
You've Got Mail (1998) Deluxe Edition DVD featurette that likens the enduring chemistry between Tom Hanks and 'Meg Ryan (I)' to that of classic Hollywood on-screen couples whose timeless ... See full summary »
American Cinema (1995– )
The Studio System
60 min | Documentary
The studio system created the Golden Age of Hollywood, its classic film stars and big budget hits that captivated generations all across the world. However, the following decades proved that nothing lasts forever, even in Hollywood.
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989–1999)
Toutes les histoires
An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".
Director: Jean-Luc Godard