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"Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood" The Attack of the Small Screens: 1950-1960 (2010)

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Original Air Date:
6 December 2010 (Season 1, Episode 6)
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Christopher Plummer ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A. Scott Berg ... Himself

Andrew Bergman ... Himself - Writer / Director

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself - Director, Film Historian
Donald Bogle ... Himself - Film Director

Robert F. Boyle ... Himself - Art Director

Roger Corman ... Himself

Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ... Himself
Mark Harris ... Himself - Journalist / Film Historian
Molly Haskell ... Herself

Marsha Hunt ... Herself - Actress
Miles Kreuger ... Himself - Film Historian
Betty Lasky ... Herself
Jesse L. Lasky ... Himself (archive footage)

Sidney Lumet ... Himself - Director
Tony Maietta ... Himself

Leonard Maltin ... Himself

Paul Mazursky ... Himself
Walter Mirisch ... Himself - Producer
Marc Norman ... Himself

Gregory Orr ... Himself - Grandson of Jack Warner

Robert Osborne ... Himself
Thomas Schatz ... Himself - Film Historian
Daniel Selznick ... Himself - Grandson of Louis B. Mayer (as Daniel Mayer Selznick)
Kathleen Sharp ... Herself - Lew Wasserman Biographer

David Stenn ... Himself

George Stevens Jr. ... Himself
David Thomson ... Himself - Film Historian

Jeffrey Vance ... Himself

Gore Vidal ... Himself

Richard D. Zanuck ... Himself - Producer (as Richard Zanuck)

Lucille Ball ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Betsy Blair ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marlon Brando ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

James Dean ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jerry Giesler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Alfred Hitchcock ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Coretta Scott King ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Martin Luther King ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Gloria Swanson ... Norma Desmond (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dalton Trumbo ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Lew Wasserman ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Billy Wilder ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Darryl F. Zanuck ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jon Wilkman 

Produced by
Tom Brown .... executive in charge of production
Stephon J. Litwinczuk .... associate producer
Jon Wilkman .... producer
Production Management
Hadley Gwin .... director of production: Turner Classic Movies
Sound Department
Conner Moore .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan Parker .... supervising sound editor
Editorial Department
Daniel Erickson .... assistant editor
Other crew
Christopher L. Perez .... clearance counsel

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A History of Hollywood, 6 December 2010
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Moguls & Movie Stars: Attack of the Small Screen (2010)

*** (out of 4)

After Congress said that the studios couldn't own their own theaters, the moguls ran into more trouble when TV came into play. For many there wasn't a need to go out to the movies when you could stay home and watch this box for free so the studios had to come up with something to get these folks back. The plan was to make movies in widescreen, in color and even a few in 3D. As the 1950s wore on a new crowd were watching movies and that was teens who idolized the likes of James Dean and Marlon Brando. As the decade wore on many of the moguls who started these major studios were dying and a new generation was about to be born. After a slow start to the series things have finally picked up over the last two episodes and continued with this one. Once again we're treated to some nice footage from back in the day as we get to look at some theaters back then and the adjustments that had to be made for widescreen movies to be shown. We get a good idea of what type of numbers TV took away from the movies before the studios realized they could use this new enemy as a way to promote their own films. Roger Corman, Leonard Maltin, Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. and Robert Osborne are just a few of the people interviewed here.

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