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Episode Guide

  • Hollywood - Arnold Schwarzenegger (Episode 20)
    Episode 20:

    Arnold Schwarzenegger

  • Hollywood - Secrets of Superstar Fitness (Episode 19)
    Episode 19:

    Secrets of Superstar Fitness

  • Hollywood - Hollywood Knives (Episode 18)
    Episode 18:

    Hollywood Knives

  • Hollywood - Pin-Ups (Episode 17)
    Episode 17:


  • Hollywood - Out West (Episode 16)
    Episode 16:

    Out West

    Film pioneers in California hire real cowboys and begin shooting on location.

  • Hollywood - Comedy: Serious Business (Episode 15)
    Episode 15:

    Comedy: Serious Business

    Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, Harry Langdon and Buster Keaton.

  • Hollywood - Autocrats (Episode 14)
    Episode 14:


    The perfectionism of Cecil B. De Mille; the extravagance of Erich von Stroheim.

  • Hollywood - Swanson & Valentino (Episode 13)
    Episode 13:

    Swanson & Valentino

    Gloria Swanson tells of her career; Rudolph Valentino becomes the silent screen's great lover.

  • Hollywood - Hazard of the Game (Episode 12)
    Episode 12:

    Hazard of the Game

    Stuntmen create movie gags and car wrecks.

  • Hollywood - Hollywood Goes to War (Episode 11)
    Episode 11:

    Hollywood Goes to War

    Patriotic films of World War I: "Intolerance" and "The Big Parade."

  • Hollywood - Single Beds & Double Standards (Episode 10)
    Episode 10:

    Single Beds & Double Standards

    The Fatty Arbuckle scandal; the murder of director William D. Taylor.

  • Hollywood - In the Beginning (Episode 9)
    Episode 9:

    In the Beginning

    Sunshine attracts filmmakers, and Cecil B. DeMille directs the first full-length feature.

  • Hollywood - End of an Era (Episode 8)
    Episode 8:

    End of an Era

    Al Jolson improvises dialogue in 1927's "The Jazz Singer."

  • Hollywood - Star Treatment (Episode 7)
    Episode 7:

    Star Treatment

    Clara Bow; Lillian Gish; John Gilbert; Greta Garbo.

  • Hollywood - Trick of the Light (Episode 6)
    Episode 6:

    Trick of the Light

    Early cameramen use resourcefulness.

  • Hollywood - Man With the Megaphone (Episode 5)
    Episode 5:

    Man With the Megaphone

    Film directors King Vidor and F.W. Murnau.

  • Hollywood - Pioneers (Episode 4)
    Episode 4:


    The penny arcade gives way to the nickelodeon.

  • Hollywood - The Great Stars (Episode 3)
    Episode 3:

    The Great Stars

    Henry Fonda profiles the impact and magnetism of Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo and John Wayne.

  • Hollywood - War Years (Episode 2)
    Episode 2:

    War Years

    Van Johnson explores the way films perceived World War II, the men who fought and the influence of the films on morale at home.

  • Hollywood - The Fabulous Era (Episode 1)
    Episode 1:

    The Fabulous Era

    Henry Fonda examines the prolific early years, World War II's impact and television's invasion.