Hollywood Chronicles (1989)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Hollywood Chronicles was first seen in the US in 1989 as a weekly series on the Discovery Channel cable service. Jackie Cooper hosts this authoritative but informal journey through 90 years of Hollywood history. Though most of the clips shown are from the usual "public domain" sources, they are carefully chosen and attractively presented. When originally telecast, the episode series was offered in 26 half-hour installments; the video version consists of thirteen volumes, two episodes per tape. The titles are as follows: (1) "Censorship: The Unseen Cinema" and "Sex in the Cinema"; (2) "In the Beginning" and "The Studio System"; (3) "Pen and Ink" and "The Evolution of Sound"; (4) "Poverty Row" and "The New Rebels"; (5) "Publicity Stunts" and "Coming Attractions"; (6) "Riding Into the Sunset" and "The American Hero"; (7) "Scandal" and "Mysteries and Secrets"; (8) "Stereotypes and Minorities" and "Familiar Faces, Unknown Names"; (9) "Depression Years" and "Silent Witness"; (10) "The Futurists" and "Wizards of F/X"; (11) "The Great Detectives" and "The Great Clowns"; (12) "Search for God, Grails and Profits" and "Nightmare Fantasy"; and "Women With Clout" and "Hollywood's Children".



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