(January 24, 2011 – Burbank, CA) – “Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood,” the ambitious, seven-episode original production from Turner Classic Movies, debuts on DVD April 26 from Warner Home Video. Narrated by two-time Emmy winner and 2009 Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer (“The Last Station”) and loaded with over an hour’s worth of extras and added insights from noted moviemakers and historians, the complete series comes with a limited edition book featuring 40 pages of vintage photographs and insight about the people, power and periods that created the Hollywood dynasty. Orders are due March 22 (SRP $39.92). The American movie business started as peepshows and grew into a near-mythical art form that used an exciting new technology to create drama, laughter and adventure literally bigger than life. Here is the whole story – the glamour and the sweat, the collaborations and the conflicts, the careers that skyrocketed and the dreams that crashed – in the biggest production ever from TCM, the world’s prestige source for films and film history. Seven enthralling hours of movie clips, rare footage, interviews and keen insight from Hollywood insiders and historians trace moviemaking from its humble beginnings through the Golden Age to the New Hollywood of the ’60s. It’s a saga as exciting as any that ever appeared on the silver screen. About The Series: “Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood” is the true story behind the making of the American movie industry. This seven-part series details 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 focuses 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 features clips and interviews with historians and major Hollywood figures.
• “Peepshow Pioneers” (1889-1907)
• “The Birth of Hollywood” (1907-1920)
• “The Dream Merchants” (1920-1928)
• “Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?” (1929-1941)
• “Warriors and Peacemakers” (1941-1950)
• “Attack of the Small Screens” (1950-1960)
• “Fade In, Fade Out” (1960-1969)