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Talking Pictures


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Written and presented by Barry Norman
The Dream Factory
Hollywood in the 30s manufactured dreams on a conveyor belt, each studio turning out up to 50 films a year to a Depression-torn
America. They manufactured the stars too: MGM could boast 'more stars than there are in heaven'.
But the stars, all-powerful on screen, were in reality in thrall to the studios and the studio bosses: not for nothing was Beverly Hills known as 'the most beautiful slave quarters in the world....' Olivia de Havilland
Joan Fontaine , John Huston Don Ameche , Virginia Mayo Sylvia Sydney , Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Garson Kanin are among those who discuss the 'golden age' of Hollywood that culminated in Gone With the Wind.
Unit manager JANINA KOLODZIEJ Videotape editor JAMES TIMOTHY Film editor DENISE PERRIN
Series producer JUDY LINDSAY Producer DAVID JEFFCOCK


Presented By: Barry Norman
Unknown: Olivia de Havilland
Unknown: Joan Fontaine
Unknown: John Huston
Unknown: Don Ameche
Unknown: Virginia Mayo
Unknown: Sylvia Sydney
Unknown: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Unknown: Garson Kanin
Unknown: Janina Kolodziej
Editor: James Timothy
Editor: Denise Perrin
Producer: Judy Lindsay
Producer: David Jeffcock

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