Synopsis by Steve Blackburn
This program features a compilation of previews for feature motion pictures of the 1940s, as well as short films about Hollywood. Highlights include The Screen Writer (1950), a short documentary about the job of the Hollywood writer, which features appearances by actor Dan Riss and writer/producer Dore Schary, who would become head of MGM in 1951. Also included is Charles Brackett, writer of movies such as Ninotchka (1937), Ball of Fire (1941), and Sunset Boulevard (1950). The title short Let's Go to the Movies (1949), features newsreel footage of Theodore Roosevelt. Other shorts include History Brought to Life (1950), with Cecil B. DeMille; Screen Actors (1950), featuring appearances by numerous stars such as Clark Gable, Edward Arnold, Bing Crosby, and Lionel Barrymore; Moments in Music (1950), featuring appearances by numerous music stars, including Bing Crosby, Judy Garland, and Xavier Cugat; and This Theater and You.
film-clips, film-industry, filmmaker, highlights, Hollywood, movie-trailers, previews, retrospective, short-films