Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood (2010)

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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

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 Narrator (7 episodes, 2010)
Daniel Selznick ...
 Himself - Grandson of Louis B. Mayer / ... (7 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Grandson of Jack Warner / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
A. Scott Berg ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (6 episodes, 2010)
Steven J. Ross ...
 Himself - Film Historian (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Cari Beauchamp ...
 Herself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Producer / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Tony Maietta ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Marc Norman ...
 Himself - Screenwriter / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Donald Bogle ...
 Himself - Interviewee / ... (5 episodes, 2010)
Thomas Schatz ...
 Himself - Film Historian (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Director, Film Historian / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Carla Laemmle ...
 Herself - Niece of Carl Laemmle (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Actor, Director (4 episodes, 2010)
Jeanine Basinger ...
 Herself - Interviewee / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Scott Eyman ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Molly Haskell ...
 Herself - Interviewee / ... (4 episodes, 2010)
Anthony Slide ...
 Himself - Film Historian (3 episodes, 2010)
Marc Wanamaker ...
 Himself - Film Historian and Photo Archivist / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Author / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Jim Zukor ...
 Himself - Grandson of Adolph Zukor (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Interviewee / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Kathleen Sharp ...
 Herself - Lew Wasserman Biographer / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
David Thomson ...
 Himself - Film Historian / ... (3 episodes, 2010)
Susan Fox-Rosellini ...
 Herself - Great Granddaughter of William Fox (2 episodes, 2010)
Richard Koszarski ...
 Himself - Film Historian (2 episodes, 2010)
Robert S. Birchard ...
 Himself - Film Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Mark Vieira ...
 Himself - Irving Thalberg Biographer (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2010)
Gary Giddins ...
 Himself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 2010)
Aljean Harmetz ...
 Herself - Interviewee (2 episodes, 2010)
Mark Harris ...
 Film Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Herself - Actress (2 episodes, 2010)
Miles Kreuger ...
 Himself - Film Historian / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Betty Lasky ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
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 Himself - Director (2 episodes, 2010)
Walter Mirisch ...
 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010)
Christopher Trumbo ...
 Himself - Son of Dalton Trumbo (2 episodes, 2010)
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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

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Moguls and Movie Stars: **** Movie Historia Documentary A Gem
2 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an outstanding documentary chronicling the rise of the motion picture moguls and the movie stars that evolved about them in the 1920s and 1930s.

Our moguls were mostly Jewish and unfortunately, they had conveniently abandoned their faith for fame and fortune in their attempt to totally assimilate into American society, a society they felt that they'd be better off keeping their Jewishness to themselves.

Only Carl Laemmle, who eventually was forced out of the industry by bankruptcy, was the only person to speak up against the threat of Hitler. In fact, he was able to arrange for about 500 families to escape Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, Laemmle died at 72 in 1939.

The studio bosses were controlling forces who manipulated their stars to their advantage in their never ending attempt to make trunk loads of money for the studio.

Stars such as Bette Davis and James Cagney defied the studio bosses in their attempt to assert their independence and demand quality roles for themselves.


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