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Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story 

The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.
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Series cast summary:
Edward Asner ...  Narrator / ... 6 episodes, 1987
Linwood G. Dunn ...  Self 4 episodes, 1987
Ginger Rogers ...  Self 4 episodes, 1987
Pandro S. Berman ...  Self 3 episodes, 1987
Joseph F. Biroc ...  Self 3 episodes, 1987
Lucille Ball ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Katherine Brown Katherine Brown ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
William Dozier ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
William Fadiman William Fadiman ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Fleischer ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Bert Granet Bert Granet ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Jane Greer ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Katharine Hepburn ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
John Houseman ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Mitchum ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
John Springer John Springer ...  Self - Publicity Department / ... 2 episodes, 1987
James G. Stewart James G. Stewart ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Wise ...  Self 2 episodes, 1987
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

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One heck of a mini-series!
31 March 2004 | by SHADO57See all my reviews

I do not think there have been any other mini-series such as "Hollywood: The Golden Years" that have gone to such depths to explore the life and death of a major studio. The archival footage is in pristine condition, and the live interviews are all so reflective (and a tad bit sad) of the inner workings of RKO.

I thought Edward Asner -- as host and narrator -- did a bang-up job handling the enormous chores required to properly do this six-parter. I felt the music -- some original, I guess, and some archival -- filled the bill beautifully. Also, each episode had a theme that worked well, with plenty of examples of the subject. I only wish that each episode had been longer. I guess that's the hallmark of a good show: always leave 'em wantin' more!!

My only hope is that this will be released on DVD -- and soon!!


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USA | UK

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English

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3 July 1987 (UK) See more »

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(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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1.33 : 1
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