Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
The second of three volumes celebrating Hollywood moviemaking, this tape features rare archival footage from the "Fabulous Era" of the studio system, roughly from the 1920s to the 1950s. The program shows photos and clips of stars performing, between takes, and on the town, including luminaries from the pantheon of Hollywood stars, such as Cary Grant, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Shirley Temple, John Wayne, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando and others. This installment is hosted by acclaimed actor Henry Fonda, star of such movies as The Grapes of Wrath (1940), Twelve Angry Men (1957), and Once Upon a Time in the West (1969).
filmmaker, Hollywood, retrospective