& FREE Shipping. Details
Only 3 left in stock - order soon.
Moguls & Movie Stars: A H... has been added to your Cart

Ship to:
To see addresses, please
or
Please enter a valid US zip code.
or
FREE Shipping. Details
Condition: Used: Good
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$79.95
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Feed Your TV!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood

Limited Edition

DVD | Box Set

4.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Apr 26, 2011)
"Please retry"
Limited Edition
3
$79.95
$79.95 $30.13

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$79.95 & FREE Shipping. Details Only 3 left in stock - order soon. Sold by discountedmediaoutlet and Fulfilled by Amazon.

Frequently bought together

  • Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood
  • +
  • You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story
  • +
  • The Brothers Warner
Total price: $102.93
Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Product Description

Moguls & Movie Stars: History of Hollywood Limited Edition w/ Book (DVD)

The true story behind the making of the American movie industry. This seven part series will detail the personalities, relationships, collaborations and conflicts that created an industry and an art form – while also looking at how moviemakers responded to major historical events, such as the Great Depression, WWII and the Civil Rights Movement. Includes footage of Louis B. Mayer, Jack Warner and Lou Wasserman among the moguls. Each one hour segment will focus on a different era of American movie history, from the invention of the first pictures to the cutting-edge films of the 1960s. Each installment will feature clips and interviews with historians and major Hollywood figures. Ø "Peepshow Pioneers" (1889-1907) Ø "The Birth of Hollywood" (1907-1920) Ø "The Dream Merchants" (1920-1928) Ø "Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?" (1929-1941) Ø "Warriors and Peacemakers" (1941-1950) Ø "Attack of the Small Screens" (1950-1960) Ø "Fade In, Fade Out" (1960-1969)

]]>

Amazon.com

A major undertaking for Turner Classic Movies, Moguls & Movie Stars attempts nothing less than its subtitle announces: a history of Hollywood. Across seven hour-long episodes, this documentary miniseries cruises through the major developments of the cinema, with a particular emphasis on how the studio system came to be (and came to collapse). There's even material on the days of pre-cinema--the first episode actually begins in 1889, before moving pictures could be projected on the screen. Even with all that time available to writer-producer Jon Wilkman and his consultants, this is a selective pass through the material; much is left out or glossed over, and certain iconic movie stars stand in for the many left unmentioned. The weight is on those moguls, the ambitious men--mostly hungry immigrants--who saw an opportunity in Southern California's orange groves and created the amazing, vertically integrated system that operated as a "dream factory" for a few silvery decades. The life stories of Louis B. Mayer, Sam Goldwyn, William Fox, and other front-office titans thread through the series, perhaps as a corrective to past Hollywood chronicles that foregrounded the movie star or the director as the real story of the company town. Wilkman also makes sure we know about the indie films of African-American pioneer Oscar Micheaux and the remarkable contributions of female filmmakers of the early silent era, whose stories have often been left out of these accounts. In truth, there won't be much new here for Hollywood history buffs, given the need to hit the high points and then move on to the next thing, but less hardcore enthusiasts will get a pleasant, quick-moving overview. Many talking heads pop up, historians (David Thomson brings his keen critic's gaze to Clark Gable) and insiders (Richard Zanuck, Peter Bogdanovich) alike; the narration is provided by Christopher Plummer, whose patrician tone seems oddly mismatched to this tale of immigrants and scrappers gambling on a disreputable business. Think of the brothers Warner making a fateful decision to sell their father's horse and buy a projector--movie history turns on such risks, and Moguls & Movie Stars has a stack of such stories. --Robert Horton


Special features

None.

Product details

  • Actors: Various
  • Directors: Various
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Color, Limited Edition, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: French
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: WarnerBrothers
  • DVD Release Date: April 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 420 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B004MQ6W5K
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #95,593 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Learn more about "Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood" on IMDb

Customer reviews

Top customer reviews

on May 4, 2011
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
11 comment| 96 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on August 2, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 22, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 14, 2013
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on May 28, 2017
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 23, 2012
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 24, 2011
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 26, 2014
Format: DVD|Verified Purchase
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse