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(1980 TV Mini-Series)

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Season 1

8 Jan. 1980
Pioneers
Contrary to popular belief the silent film in general had reached a high state of sophistication by the late 1920s.
 
15 Jan. 1980
In the Beginning
Some of the less affluent studios escape bad weather and legal entanglements in New Jersey and make Hollywood the world film capitol.
 
22 Jan. 1980
Single Beds and Double Standards
Mounting scandals including drug addiction and murder force the studios to appoint Will Hays as a morals czar to oversee production.
 
29 Jan. 1980
Hollywood Goes to War
Hollywood and its stars support the War effort with propaganda and patriotic films and war bond tours.
 
5 Feb. 1980
Hazard of the Game
A tribute to the death-defying and sometimes deadly art of the silent movie stuntman is featured in this episode.
 
12 Feb. 1980
Swanson and Valentino
Two great careers are profiled: ambitious and beautiful Gloria Swanson and the tragic Latin lover, Rudolph Valentino.
 
19 Feb. 1980
Autocrats
Autocratic directors like the martinet Cecil B. DeMille and the idiosyncratic Eric Von Stroheim are highlighted in this episode.
 
26 Feb. 1980
Comedy: A Serious Business
The art of silent comedy is highlighted with a focus on the work of the four great clowns of the era: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and Harry Langdon.
 
4 Mar. 1980
Out West
The development of the uniquely American film genre, the Western, is shown from its inception with archival footage and interviews with surviving artists.
 
18 Mar. 1980
Trick of the Light
The development of cinematography from its primitive beginnings through emergence as a serious art form in the late 1920s. Film clips and interviews with veterans of the period like Karl Brown and George Folsey are highlighted.
 
25 Mar. 1980
Star Treatment
The glorious, tragic, and truncated careers of American silent stars like John Gilbert, Clara Bow, Louise Brooks, and Greta Garbo are highlighted.
 
1 Apr. 1980
End of an Era
Hollywood's conversion to sound film is illustrated.
 

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