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Hollywood My Home Town (1965)

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Performer Ken Murray first arrived in Hollywood in 1927 a relative unknown from his then hometown of Kingston, New York. Instead of sending postcards of Hollywood back to his family, he ... See full summary »

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Performer Ken Murray first arrived in Hollywood in 1927 a relative unknown from his then hometown of Kingston, New York. Instead of sending postcards of Hollywood back to his family, he instead purchased a 16mm camera, filmed Hollywood stars - many he didn't even know at the time - and sent the resulting film back to his family. This movie is a compilation of much of that footage taken over thirty-five years, plus some additional professional footage provided by his now Hollywood friends. The footage takes place on the street, on movie sets, and wherever Hollywood stars play and/or relax, including their homes. Some of those stars were well established at the time, while others were just at the beginning of what is now their established careers. Murray himself narrates, telling stories of the footage itself and/or of the personalities involved. Written by Huggo

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fun look at the old Hollywood
14 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ken Murray takes the viewer on a trip through the Hollywood of the '20s and beyond in this 1965 show featuring some of his famous home movies. What a treat to see Hollywood Boulevard as it looked in 1927, and to see people like Jean Harlow and Clark Gable on the movie lot and at parties. There were some wonderful moments - Bob Cummings teaching his little girl how to swim as she held onto his neck, a smiling Glenn Ford, a look at the glamorous Pickfair as well as Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. There was W.C. Fields posing for Murray, Murray himself appearing at an old Hollywood theater, and a dog act. We get to see what the old home movie cameras looked like as well.

This is a charming black and white escape into a simpler time. Didn't much enjoy the wiggling fish and the Indian sequence was a little bit politically incorrect, but there is certainly plenty to enjoy, as usual, in Murray's home movies.


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