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Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood 

The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.
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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Christopher Plummer ...  Narrator 7 episodes, 2010
Daniel Selznick Daniel Selznick ...  Himself - Grandson of Louis B. Mayer / ... 7 episodes, 2010
Gregory Orr ...  Himself - Grandson of Jack Warner / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Samuel Goldwyn Jr. ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 2010
A. Scott Berg A. Scott Berg ...  Himself - Interviewee / ... 6 episodes, 2010
Steven J. Ross Steven J. Ross ...  Himself - Film Historian 5 episodes, 2010
Leonard Maltin ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Cari Beauchamp ...  Herself - Interviewee / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Richard D. Zanuck ...  Himself - Producer / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Robert Osborne ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Tony Maietta Tony Maietta ...  Himself - Interviewee / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Jeffrey Vance ...  Himself - Interviewee / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Marc Norman Marc Norman ...  Himself - Screenwriter / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Donald Bogle Donald Bogle ...  Himself - Interviewee / ... 5 episodes, 2010
Thomas Schatz Thomas Schatz ...  Himself - Film Historian 4 episodes, 2010
Peter Bogdanovich ...  Himself - Director, Film Historian / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Carla Laemmle ...  Herself - Niece of Carl Laemmle 4 episodes, 2010
David Stenn ...  Himself / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Bob Balaban ...  Himself - Actor, Director 4 episodes, 2010
Jeanine Basinger Jeanine Basinger ...  Herself - Interviewee / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Scott Eyman Scott Eyman ...  Himself / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Molly Haskell ...  Herself - Interviewee / ... 4 episodes, 2010
Anthony Slide Anthony Slide ...  Himself - Film Historian 3 episodes, 2010
Marc Wanamaker Marc Wanamaker ...  Himself - Film Historian and Photo Archivist / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Gore Vidal ...  Himself - Author / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Jim Zukor Jim Zukor ...  Himself - Grandson of Adolph Zukor 3 episodes, 2010
Andrew Bergman ...  Himself - Interviewee / ... 3 episodes, 2010
Kathleen Sharp Kathleen Sharp ...  Herself - Lew Wasserman Biographer / ... 3 episodes, 2010
George Stevens Jr. ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2010
David Thomson David Thomson ...  Himself - Film Historian / ... 3 episodes, 2010
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The history of Hollywood film from the medium's invention to the birth of the New Hollywood in 1970.

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Official Sites:

TCM [United States]

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 November 2010 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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1.78 : 1
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Narrator: Dress British, think yiddish.
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Moguls and Movie Stars: **** Movie Historia Documentary A Gem
2 December 2010 | by edwagreenSee all my reviews

This is an outstanding documentary chronicling the rise of the motion picture moguls and the movie stars that evolved about them in the 1920s and 1930s.

Our moguls were mostly Jewish and unfortunately, they had conveniently abandoned their faith for fame and fortune in their attempt to totally assimilate into American society, a society they felt that they'd be better off keeping their Jewishness to themselves.

Only Carl Laemmle, who eventually was forced out of the industry by bankruptcy, was the only person to speak up against the threat of Hitler. In fact, he was able to arrange for about 500 families to escape Nazi Germany. Unfortunately, Laemmle died at 72 in 1939.

The studio bosses were controlling forces who manipulated their stars to their advantage in their never ending attempt to make trunk loads of money for the studio.

Stars such as Bette Davis and James Cagney defied the studio bosses in their attempt to assert their independence and demand quality roles for themselves.


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