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You've heard of Hollywood, a town of tinsel and glamour, the town of Paramount, Columbia and MGM.  But there is another Hollywood... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
F.X. Feeney ... Himself

Vampira ... Herself (as Maila Nurmi)
Michael Copner ... Himself

Samuel Z. Arkoff ... Himself
James H. Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)

Dick Miller ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Himself
Joseph McBride ... Himself (as Joseph P. McBride)
David F. Friedman ... Himself
Michael J. Bowen ... Himself (as Michael Bowen)
Doris Wishman ... Herself
Harry H. Novak ... Himself (as Harry Novak)
Kroger Babb ... Himself (archive footage)
Herschell Gordon Lewis ... Himself (archive footage)

Russ Meyer ... Himself (archive footage)
Gene Corman ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pat Barrington ... Herself (archive footage)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)

Boris Karloff ... Himself (archive footage)

John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage)

Jack Nicholson ... Himself (archive footage)
Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)

Elvis Presley ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Ray Greene 
 
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Ray Greene 

Produced by
Daniel Hsu Accomando .... associate producer
Ray Greene .... producer
Wade Major .... producer
 
Original Music by
Johnny English 
 
Cinematography by
Sean Peacock 
 
Film Editing by
Ray Greene 
 
Sound Department
Michael Payne .... supervising sound editor
Andy Peach .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Other crew
Daniel Hsu Accomando .... researcher
David Wisehart .... production assistant
 

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
One of the Best Out There, 26 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001)

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Only God himself knows how many documentaries I've seen on "B" movies because I've really lost count over the years. However, I do know this here is probably the best of the bunch as it sinks its teeth into the exploitation flicks of the 30's, the low-budget teenage films of the 50's and more explicit sexploitation films of the 60's. Roger Corman, Forrest J. Ackerman, Samuel Z. Arkoff, Peter Bogdanovich, Doris Wishman, David Friendman, Dick Miller, Harry Novak and even Vampira are interviewed among others. The documentary does a great job at telling how the studio system was bombing at the box office and the likes of Corman were making millions by spending very little. The doc also does a great job at showing how difficult it was to make these films with some of them coming in in just three days. Clips from various classics are shown as well.

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