Hollywood Rocks 'N' Rolls in the 50s (1998)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio, History, Music  |   Sub-Genres - Music History, Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith

Host Alan Freed narrates this video collection of performance clips that demonstrate how Hollywood helped rock & roll become one of America's favorite forms of entertainment in the 1950s. Top talents such as Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Pat Boone, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Little Richard are featured singing some of their most popular tunes. A highlight of the video is Elvis performing his hit "Jailhouse Rock." Fats Domino, Ricky Nelson, and Bill Haley also help bring the lively sounds of the '50s back to life during this lengthy retrospective.

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pop-culture, pop-rock, Hollywood, rock-music