1. Early Days of Film and Entertainment.

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1. Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

Documentary recounting the life story of Louise Brooks in 5 sections: "Lulu in Toe Shoes"; "Lulu in Hollywood"; "Lulu in Berlin"; "Lulu in Hell"; and "Resurrection". Narrated by Shirley ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Louise Brooks, Shirley MacLaine, Dana Delany, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 244

2. Strictly Background (2007)

84 min | Documentary

A documentary spotlighting movie extras - the indispensable background actors in films.

Director: Jason Connell | Stars: Terry Bolo, Geoffrey Gould, Cecilia Hartfeld, Louis McCarten

Votes: 228

3. Et la femme créa Hollywood (2016)

52 min | Documentary

The first talkie was directed by Alice Guy, the first color film was produced by Lois Weber, who directed more than 300 films over 10 years. Frances Marion wrote screenplays for the ... See full summary »

Directors: Clara Kuperberg, Julia Kuperberg | Stars: Paula Wagner, Sherry Lansing, Lynda Obst, Cari Beauchamp

Votes: 19

The Women Who Run Hollywood.

Margaret Booth. 1898 - 2002. (104).

Lillian Gish. 1893 - 1993. (99).

4. Double Dare (2004)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

DOUBLE DARE is a double-barreled, action-packed documentary about the struggles of two stuntwomen in male-dominated Tinseltown to stay working, stay thin, and stay sane.

Director: Amanda Micheli | Stars: Jeannie Epper, Zoë Bell, Lynda Carter, Lucy Lawless

Votes: 1,154 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Complicated Women (2003 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between 1929-1934 - before the Hollywood Production Code was enforced.

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Jane Fonda, Frances Dee, Kitty Carlisle, Molly Haskell

Votes: 306

Virginia Bruce.

Karen Morley. 1909-2003. (93).

Mae Madison. 1915 - 2004. (89).

6. Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999 TV Movie)

Unrated | 57 min | Documentary, Biography

Clara Bow: Discovering the 'It' Girl features scenes from 25 of her films, as well as interviews with family members an acquaintances. Including seven minutes of additional material not seen in the TV version.

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Courtney Love, David Stenn, Budd Schulberg, Catherine Mulligan

Votes: 186

Marion Shilling. 1910 - 2004. (93).

Baby Peggy

7. 100 Years of Dorothy Young (2007)

9 min | Short, Biography

The biography captures the life of Dorothy Young, Houdini's last living assistant, at age 100.

Director: James Perkins | Star: Dorothy Young

Barbara Price. Writer, producer.

8. Norwegian Actresses in Hollywood (2003 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

Norwegian actresses in international film throughout the silent era and into the 1970's is told in this 4 episode tv series produced for Norwegian television. The women toke part in many of... See full summary »

Directors: Øyvind Asbjørnsen, Niels Petter Solberg | Stars: Greta Nissen, Vera Zorina, Greta Gynt, Sigrid Gurie

Votes: 18

9. Im Spiegel der Maya Deren (2001)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary, Biography

80 Metascore

Documentary about the life of avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren, who led the independent film movement of the 1940s.

Director: Martina Kudlácek | Stars: Miriam Arsham, Stan Brakhage, Chao Li Chi, Rita Christiani

Votes: 318 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Mulheres de Cinema (1978)

30 min | Documentary, Short, History

Documentary on famous Brazilian actresses, female directors and the role of women in Brazilian film history.

Director: Ana Maria Magalhães | Stars: Gilda de Abreu, Cristina Aché, Norma Bengell, Ana Carolina

12. Mary Pickford: A Life on Film (1997)

98 min | Documentary, Biography

A biography of the life and career of silent-film star Mary Pickford, known during her day as "America's Sweetheart". This documentary shows that she was not simply just the top actress of ... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Munro Neely | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Jean Firstenberg, Samuel Goldwyn Jr.

Votes: 67

13. Mia, a Dancer's Journey (2014 TV Movie)

56 min | Documentary, Biography

Mia, a Dancer's Journey is a daughter's promise to tell her mother's story becomes the unfolding of more than the life of the celebrated 20th century ballerina Mia Slavenska. It is the ... See full summary »

Directors: Maria Ramas, Kate Johnson | Stars: Mia Slavenska, Maria Ramas, Marion Scott, Maja Durinovic

Votes: 8

14. Höre nie auf anzufangen - Der Ufa-Star Carola Höhn (2000)

50 min | Documentary

Between 1934 and the end of the war, Carola Hoehn appeared in over 30 films. In April, April and Zu neuen Ufern she starred in films directed by Douglas Sirk. Johannes Heesters was her ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Fischer | Stars: Johannes Heesters, Carola Höhn, Bruni Löbel, Eric Pleskow

Votes: 5

15. The Love Goddesses (1965)

87 min | Documentary

This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' ... See full summary »

Director: Saul J. Turell | Stars: Carl King, Agnes Ayres, Theda Bara, Brigitte Bardot

Votes: 410

18. Reel Herstory: The Real Story of Reel Women (2014)

145 min | Documentary, Biography, History

Using rare footage and exclusive interviews with filmmakers from all over the globe, "Reel Herstory" corrects the historic notion that women behind the scenes in motion pictures held ... See full summary »

Director: Ally Acker | Stars: Jodie Foster, Dede Allen, Gillian Armstrong, Margaret Booth

Votes: 7

23. Women Who Made the Movies (1992 Video)

55 min | Documentary

Women Who Made the Movies traces the careers and films of such pioneer women filmmakers as Alice Guy Blaché, Ruth Ann Baldwin, Ida Lupino, Leni Riefenstahl, Dorothy Davenport Reid, Lois ... See full summary »

Directors: Wheeler Winston Dixon, Gwendolyn Audrey Foster | Star: Jane Monnich

Votes: 53

24. Mary Pickford: The Muse of the Movies (2008)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

A chronicle of the life and career of silent film star Mary Pickford.

Director: Nicholas Eliopoulos | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 152

26. Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song (2001)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

The films, affairs and struggles of the iconic star of The Blue Angel as told by Rosemary Clooney, Roger Corman, Deanna Durbin and many more.

Director: David Riva | Stars: Burt Bacharach, André G. Brunelin, Rosemary Clooney, Buck Dawson

Votes: 297

27. Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' to Tell You (2013)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Comedy

A look at the work and influence of African-American stand-up comedienne, Moms Mabley.

Director: Whoopi Goldberg | Stars: Debbie Allen, Kaye Ballard, Harry Belafonte, Dick Cavett

Votes: 224

28. 50 Years of Funny Females (1995 TV Movie)

Comedy, Documentary

An ABC prime-time special clip show, celebrating 50 years of top comediennes from film and television.

Stars: John Ritter, Annie Potts, Debbie Allen, Paula Poundstone

Votes: 37

31. What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (2018)

95 min | Documentary | Post-production

Pauline Kael was likely the most powerful, and influential, movie critic of the 20th century. Her love of movies was revealed in her ruthless pursuit of what made a movie or an actor's ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Garver | Stars: Quentin Tarantino, Alec Baldwin, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola

32. Child Stars: Their Story (2000 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary

How young celebrities deal with fame, pressure, and wealth, including interview with Fred Savage, Patty Duke, Jerry Mathers, Danny Bonaduce and Todd Brides.

Directors: Tony Dow, Melissa Gilbert | Stars: Hayley Mills, Baby Peggy, Jeannie Russell, Angela Cartwright

Votes: 57

36. The Living Century (2001– )
Episode: 3 Voices (2003)

Documentary, Biography, Horror

Three accomplished centenarians: Frederia Sagor, 102, who started out writing silent films and made the transition to talkies; Ben Levinson, 104, a gold medalist at the Senior Olympics who ... See full summary »

Directors: Christopher Carson, Steven Latham | Stars: Frederica Sagor Maas, Ben Levinson, Clifford Holliday

Frederica Sagor Maas. 1900-2012, (111).

Clifford Holliday. 1898-2004. (105).

Ben Levinson. 1895-2000. (104).

37. Hollywood Chinese (2007)

90 min | Documentary

Hollywood Chinese is a captivating look at cinema history through the lens of the Chinese American experience. Directed by triple Sundance award-winning filmmaker, Arthur Dong, this ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Dong | Stars: Turhan Bey, Joan Chen, Tsai Chin, Stephen Gong

Votes: 98

39. Curtain Call (2000)

38 min | Short, Documentary

Curtain Call is the unforgettable story of eight remarkable residents of the Actors' Fund Retirement Home. No ordinary nursing home, these residents are still full of vitality as they ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Braverman | Stars: Dalton Dearborn, Pamela Duncan, Joseph Endes, Bernard Flood

Votes: 15

Interviews with folks from the early entertainment days. Pamela Duncan. 1924-2005. (80). 97 acting credits, 1951-1969.

41. Hollywood Greats (1977– )

40 min | Documentary, History

Documentary series profiling various Hollywood stars of yesteryear and more recent times.

Stars: Barry Norman, Jonathan Ross, George Cukor, David Thomson

Votes: 83

42. Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

60 min | Documentary, Comedy

An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

Stars: Eric Sykes, Spike Milligan, Bob Monkhouse, Barry Cryer

Votes: 32

43. I Know That Voice (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Several voice actors discuss their art and their careers.

Director: Lawrence Shapiro | Stars: Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carlos Alazraqui, Jack Angel

Votes: 2,351

Grey Griffin. 1972-. -438+ acting credits. 13 soundtrack credits.

47. Celluloid Man (2012)

164 min | Documentary

This is the story of Mr P.K.Nair, a man who talks,eats,dreams and sleeps cinema. Lovingly known as Henri Langlois of India, Nair Sahab (P.K.Nair) is the man behind archiving of many films in India.

Director: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur | Stars: Saira Banu, Jahnu Barua, Shyam Benegal, Jaya Bhaduri

Votes: 98

49. Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles (2014)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Biography

67 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the great theatre, radio and film artist.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Orson Welles, Simon Callow, Christopher Welles, Joanne Hill Styles

Votes: 731 | Gross: $0.02M

50. Le fantôme d'Henri Langlois (2004)

Not Rated | 128 min | Documentary, Biography, History

78 Metascore

Life and work of the founder of the Cinémathèque Française.

Director: Jacques Richard | Stars: Henri Alekan, Catherine Allégret, Jo Amorin, Jean-Michel Arnold

Votes: 361