Behind the scenes at the fictitious Century Studios in Hollywood, headed by the (initially) unseen John Bracken.


Dorothy Kingsley




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1970   1969  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Allen ...  Laura Deane 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Peter Haskell ...  Kevin Grant 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Linda Harrison ...  Paulette Douglas 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Laraine Stephens ...  Diane Waring / ... 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Karen Jensen ...  Rachel Holt / ... 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Jeanne Cooper ...  Grace Douglas 30 episodes, 1969-1970
Madlyn Rhue ...  Marjorie Grant 27 episodes, 1969-1970
Dennis Cole ...  Davey Evans / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Steve Oliver ...  Tom Hudson 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Gary Dubin ...  Mark Grant 19 episodes, 1969-1970


Century Studios head John Bracken dominates the lives of film industry folk and wannabes through his secretary Sylvia. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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The high-powered movie-world - glamorous, yes. but also harsh, cruel and dangerous. Moguls, starlets, directors, secretaries - all living intense personal dramas on the set and off. It's TV's newest scene, with an exciting cast of newcomers. Studio head Bracken is never seen, but Eleanor Parker's his right hand gal.









Release Date:

19 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El precio de la fama See more »

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Technical Specs


(41 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


In addition to occasional uncredited cameo appearances by notable movie stars, some members of the series crew, including cinematographer William Cronjager and film editor Bill Mosher make credited appearances. See more »

Crazy Credits

The character played by Dennis Cole is listed in the opening credits as actor/stuntman Davey Evans in the first 16 episodes. From episode 17-26, Cole's character was given a promotion as an assistant to studio chief John Bracken and is listed in the opening credits by the more formal David Evans. See more »


(Season 1)
Music by David Rose
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User Reviews

Surprisingly well done - any chance for home video?
2 October 2018 | by tomromboutsSee all my reviews

No plot spoilers...

Growing up in the late 1960's, I ended up watching a lot of movies on TV, and became a big Hollywood fan. Even though I was just a teenager, I enjoyed watching the series "Bracken's World" when I could to get a peek behind the scenes at that seemingly magical industry.

Jump ahead many years, and one day the old series just kind of popped into my head. I had hardly thought of it since I was in junior high school. With a little bit of effort I was able to find all 40 or so episodes on DVD, even though it has never been released in any form of home video.

I am about half way through, watching the episodes in order, and I am so glad I found this again. I now live in Los Angeles and know a little bit about movie making and the entertainment business, and even though it is coming up on almost 50 years old, the show is a little better and more realistic than I had imagined.

As a TV and movie buff I have enjoyed the various well-known guest stars (some who became much more famous after "Bracken's World") as well as the various performers who appear briefly as themselves. (I think both Tony Curtis and Raquel Welch make brief appearances in the very first episode.)

I know this was only on for two seasons and it was not a huge hit, but if anyone in the biz is reading this please consider this for home video, even if only streaming. '


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