Performer Ken Murray first arrived in Hollywood in 1927 a relative unknown from his then hometown of Kingston, New York. Instead of sending postcards of Hollywood back to his family, he instead purchased a 16mm camera, filmed Hollywood stars - many he didn't even know at the time - and sent the resulting film back to his family. This movie is a compilation of much of that footage taken over thirty-five years, plus some additional professional footage provided by his now Hollywood friends. The footage takes place on the street, on movie sets, and wherever Hollywood stars play and/or relax, including their homes. Some of those stars were well established at the time, while others were just at the beginning of what is now their established careers. Murray himself narrates, telling stories of the footage itself and/or of the personalities involved.
Did You Know?
This was my first trip to Hollywood and I said, man, this is it. Horace Greeley was right.
The show ends with the following acknowledgment: "As a tribute to the many friends who have made this picture possible a portion of the gross proceeds of this program is being donated to the MOTION PICTURE RELIEF FUND" See more
References Pocketful of Miracles
Hollywood My Hometown
Music by George Stoll
Lyrics by Royal Foster
Vocal by The Randy Van Horne Singers See more