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Hollywood My Home Town (1965)

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Ken Murray hosts his own behind-the-scenes home movies of some of Hollywood's greatest stars in candid moments.

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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. Written by Huggo

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Features Boris Karloff crossing a baseball field in full Frankenstein (1931) makeup and costume, while the Three Stooges look on. See more »

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Ken Murray gives special thanks in the following on-screen credit: "In acknowledging my appreciation to the many people who have given of their time and effort during the preparation of this production ... ...a special word of thanks must go to my CAMERAMAN FIRST MATE - BETTE LOU MURRAY" See more »

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References Pocketful of Miracles (1961) See more »

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Hollywood My Hometown
Music by George Stoll
Lyrics by Royal Foster
Vocal by The Randy Van Horne Singers
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Blast From The Past
20 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Another fun package from Hollywood's home movie champ. Catch many of your favorite classic screen stars as they were years ago. In fact, this installment of his home movie series spans the 20's and Rudolf Valentino to the 60's and Jayne Mansfield. There's a lot of mugging and clowning, but not as much spontaneity as in Hollywood Without Makeup, (1963). In fact, Ken didn't shoot all the scenes, as he acknowledges. But so what, the shots of the fabled Valentino are priceless. And catch those crowded Hollywood street scenes from 1927, flivvers and flappers flavoring the sights. Among my favorites making brief appearance-- an early Gable, Tyrone Power on a marine drill field, Harlow sans bra, and Sally Blane mugging the camera after kissing John Barrymore. But the funniest, in my book, is Murray's 7-year old son enduring a cuddly love song from a pretty little girl. His expressions are priceless, and about what you'd expect from a typical boy that age. Incidentally, the little girl has a fine un-dubbed voice. Anyway, enjoy this blast from the past and its behind-the- scene glimpses. Clearly, the talent didn't need rehearsal in order to shine.


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