Season: 1
Year: 1963 | 1964


Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Man Called Bogart

30 September 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 2: Sirens, Symbols and Glamour Girls: Part 1

7 October 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host

Theda Bara ... Herself (archive footage)

Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Linda Foster ... Herself (archive footage)

Betty Grable ... Herself (archive footage)

Rita Hayworth ... Herself (archive footage)
Eileen O'Neill ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 3: Sirens, Symbols & Glamour Girls: Part 2

14 October 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Sharon Tate ... Herself (uncredited)

Season 1, Episode 4: They Went That-a-way

18 October 1963

Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson ... Himself (archive footage)

John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Joseph Cotten

Season 1, Episode 5: The Immortal Jolson

28 October 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Al Jolson ... Himself (archive footage)

Ruby Keeler ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 6: How to Succeed as a Gangster

4 November 1963


Pat O'Brien ... Himself (archive footage)

James Cagney ... Himself (archive footage)

George Raft ... Himself (archive footage)

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)

Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Paul Muni ... Himself (archive footage)

Edward G. Robinson ... Himself (archive footage)

Spencer Tracy ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 7: Birth of a Star

11 November 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Host / Narrator

Stefanie Powers ... Herself (also archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 8: The Unsinkable Bette Davis

18 November 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Bette Davis ... Herself (also archive footage)

Paul Henreid ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 9: The Great Lovers

4 November 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Rudolph Valentino ... Himself (archive footage)
Ben Turpin ... Himself (archive footage)

Will Rogers ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 10: The Fabulous Musicals

18 November 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Busby Berkeley ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Powell ... Himself (archive footage)

Ruby Keeler ... Herself (archive footage)

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Ginger Rogers ... Herself (archive footage)

Nelson Eddy ... Himself (archive footage)

Jeanette MacDonald ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 11: The Funny Men: Part 1

25 November 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 12: The Funny Men: Part 2

16 December 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 13: The One and Only Bing

23 December 1963


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Bing Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 14: Hollywood, USA

6 January 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Henry Fonda ... Himself
Jay Sebring ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 15: Monsters We've Known and Loved

13 January 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator (voice)

Boris Karloff ... The Monster in Frankenstein's segment (also archive footage)

Bela Lugosi ... Count Dracula (also archive footage)

Lon Chaney ... Hunchback of Notre Dame segment (archive footage)

Peter Lorre ... Dr. Adolphus Bedlo (also archive footage)

John Barrymore ... Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde (archive footage)

James Arness ... The Thing (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 16: Teenage Idols: Part 1

20 January 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 17: Teenage Idols: Part 2

20 January 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Chris Noel ... Herself

Season 1, Episode 18: Hollywood Goes to War

27 January 1964


Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Gene Autry ... Himself (archive footage)

Joan Bennett ... Herself (archive footage)

Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage)

Sarah Bernhardt ... Herself (archive footage)

Joan Blondell ... Herself (archive footage)

Joe E. Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

James Cagney ... Himself (archive footage)
Madeleine Carroll ... Herself (archive footage)
Champion ... Himself (archive footage)

Charles Chaplin ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Colonna ... Himself (archive footage)

Gary Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)

Jackie Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)

Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Dolores del Rio ... Herself (archive footage)

Marlene Dietrich ... Herself (archive footage)

Irene Dunne ... Herself (archive footage)

Jimmy Durante ... Himself (archive footage)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Douglas Fairbanks ... Himself (archive footage)

Errol Flynn ... Himself (archive footage)

Henry Fonda ... Himself (archive footage)

Glenn Ford ... Himself (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)

Greer Garson ... Herself (archive footage)

Cary Grant ... Himself (archive footage)

Bonita Granville ... Herself (archive footage)

Kathryn Grayson ... Herself (archive footage)

Sessue Hayakawa ... Himself (archive footage)

Rita Hayworth ... Herself (archive footage)

Sonja Henie ... Herself (archive footage)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage)
George Jessel ... Himself (archive footage)

Al Jolson ... Himself (archive footage)

Danny Kaye ... Himself (archive footage)

Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Kay Kyser ... Himself (archive footage)

Veronica Lake ... Herself (archive footage)

Dorothy Lamour ... Herself (archive footage)

Carole Landis ... Herself (archive footage)

Frances Langford ... Herself (archive footage)

Carole Lombard ... Herself (archive footage)

Jeanette MacDonald ... Herself (archive footage)

Fred MacMurray ... Himself (archive footage)

Groucho Marx ... Himself (archive footage)

Harpo Marx ... Himself (archive footage)

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Montgomery ... Himself (archive footage)

Wayne Morris ... Himself (archive footage)

Merle Oberon ... Herself (archive footage)

Mary Pickford ... Herself (archive footage)

Dick Powell ... Himself (archive footage)

Tyrone Power ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Raymond ... Himself (archive footage)

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage)

Edward G. Robinson ... Himself (archive footage)

Mickey Rooney ... Himself (archive footage)

Ann Rutherford ... Herself (archive footage)

Martha Scott ... Herself (archive footage)

Ann Sheridan ... Herself (archive footage)
Ginny Simms ... Herself (archive footage)
Risë Stevens ... Herself (archive footage)

James Stewart ... Himself (archive footage)

Lana Turner ... Herself (archive footage)

John Wayne ... Himself (archive footage)

Virginia Weidler ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 19: Anatomy of a Movie: The Cardinal

3 February 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 20: The Angry Screen

10 February 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 21: The Swashbucklers

17 February 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Ronald Colman ... Himself (archive footage)

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Himself (archive footage)

Errol Flynn ... Himself (archive footage)

Basil Rathbone ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 22: On Location: Night of the Iguana

28 February 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Elizabeth Taylor ... Herself (also archive footage)

Richard Burton ... Himself (also archive footage)

Ava Gardner ... Herself

John Huston ... Himself

Deborah Kerr ... Herself

Sue Lyon ... Herself

Tennessee Williams ... Himself

Season 1, Episode 23: In Search of Kim Novak

9 March 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Kim Novak ... Herself (also archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 24: Paul Newman: Actor in a Hurry

16 March 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Paul Newman ... Himself (also archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 25: Natalie Wood: Hollywood's Child

23 March 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Natalie Wood ... Herself (also archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 26: The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 1

30 March 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Narrator

Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)

Bette Davis ... Herself (archive footage)

Joan Fontaine ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 27: The Oscars - Moments of Greatness: Part 2

6 April 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Narrator

Season 1, Episode 28: The Odyssey of Rita Hayworth

13 April 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host

Rita Hayworth ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 29: What a Way to Go: An Extravaganza in the Making

20 April 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Himself - Host / Narrator

Shirley MacLaine ... Herself (also archive footage)

Paul Newman ... Himself (also archive footage)

Season 1, Episode 30: The Great Directors

27 April 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

Season 1, Episode 31: The Wild and Wonderful Thirties

4 May 1964


Joseph Cotten ... Narrator

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