The history of Hollywood film in its various aspects.




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1982   1981   1979   1978   1977   1976  


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Tom Bosley ...  Narrator / ... 9 episodes, 1977-1981


For generations, Hollywood has been a centerpiece of Western culture with films with stars, laughs, thrills and a few ideas too. With a tongue-in-cheek enthusiasm, narrator Tom Bosley guides you through the history of Hollywood film in its various aspects with clips of some of the most influential films in world history. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (

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Thanks That's Hollywood
3 August 2006 | by noncentzSee all my reviews

I agree that this was a wonderful, engaging series. Along with the PBS version of Siskel and Ebert (Sneak Previews), Arthur Knight's Art of Film book and the Dialing for Dollars Movie, this was the series that most drew me to the art and entertainment of film. It seems like almost every episode ended with the destruction of Vader's Death Star (this was a Fox produced show after all) but that's a small detriment.

I imagine the price of rights for the film clips may be holding up this show from returning to the air, but if the clips were all Fox films, I'm surprised this hasn't reappeared on the Fox Movie Channel.

I loved how the series chronicled the history of a genre or star, from birth to the present. Tom Bosley acquitted himself well and gave a folksy bent to the subject's history.

I'd love to see this series again.

By the way, I now work in the film business and the love of film this series inspired was certainly instrumental in my getting here.

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