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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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1987  
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Series cast summary:
Edward Asner ...  Himself - Host / ... 6 episodes, 1987
Linwood G. Dunn ...  Himself 4 episodes, 1987
Ginger Rogers ...  Herself 5 episodes, 1987
Pandro S. Berman ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1987
Joseph F. Biroc ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1987
Lucille Ball ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1987
Katherine Brown Katherine Brown ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1987
William Dozier ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
William Fadiman William Fadiman ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 1987
Richard Fleischer ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
Bert Granet Bert Granet ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
Jane Greer ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1987
Katharine Hepburn ...  Herself 3 episodes, 1987
John Houseman ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Mitchum ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1987
John Springer John Springer ...  Himself - Publicity Department / ... 2 episodes, 1987
James G. Stewart James G. Stewart ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
Robert Wise ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
William Alland William Alland ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Betty Amster Betty Amster ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Reginald Armour Reginald Armour ...  Himself, executive assistant to George Schafer 1 episode, 1987
Fred Astaire ...  Himself 3 episodes, 1987
Hal Borne Hal Borne ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Edward Dmytryk ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Edward Eliscu Edward Eliscu ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Joan Fontaine ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1987
Miriam Geiger Miriam Geiger ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Stewart Granger ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Shifra Haran Shifra Haran ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Vernon Harbin Vernon Harbin ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Ray Harryhausen ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Ralph Hoge Ralph Hoge ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Paul Jarrico Paul Jarrico ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Dorothy Jordan ...  Herself - Widow of Merian C. Cooper 1 episode, 1987
Fay Kanin ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Garson Kanin ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Janet Leigh ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Perry Lieber Perry Lieber ...  Himself - Head of Publicity 1 episode, 1987
Eriveldo Martins Eriveldo Martins ...  Himself, composer 1 episode, 1987
Kemp Niver Kemp Niver ...  Himself - Investigator 1 episode, 1987
Tom O'Neil Tom O'Neil ...  Himself - President, General Teleradio 1 episode, 1987
Grande Otelo Grande Otelo ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Hermes Pan ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Jean Porter ...  Herself 1 episode, 1987
Zoe Porter Zoe Porter ...  Herself - Secretary to Merian C. Cooper 1 episode, 1987
Gene Raymond ...  Himself 2 episodes, 1987
Erik Rhodes ...  Himself 1 episode, 1987
Jane Russell ...  Herself 2 episodes, 1987
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The history of the major Golden Age of Hollywood film company, RKO Pictures.

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USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The RKO Story: Tales from Hollywood See more »

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Runtime:

(6 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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3 January 2010 | by joeytinoSee all my reviews

I had much of this recorded on VHS way back when, but I caught part of the It's All True segment in 1992. I do not recall what station, but it might have been PBS as I do not remember seeing any commercials during the time I was watching. What was important was there were snippets I had not seen due to the commercials on the original US airing. I hope that if it ever does see the light of day, it's sourced from the original BBC material instead of the A&E version. Although that might also involve that the narrator may no longer be Ed Asner (Similar to the Planet Earth that had Sir Richard Attenborough replaced by Sigourney Weaver for the US run.)

I don't understand why they need to mess with these programs when they are fine as they were. Maybe I am wrong thinking that most people do not notice who narrates when choosing to watch a documentary.


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