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Hollywood: A Celebration of American Silent Film (1980) Laser disc transfer
Hollywood: A Celebration of American Silent Film (1980) Laser disc transfer


 
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This is a region-free DVD-R (set of five) without case or artwork. Note: Unlike other versions of this documentary, this set was transferred from laser disc, resulting in much clearer image and sound compared to the standard VHS transfers available. Because the series is tied up in rights issues that may never be resolved, this represents the best possible quality in which to enjoy it. Image is sharp and distortion-free, unlike VHS copies. Screens available on request.

This 13-episode series comes on five DVD's. Hollywood (also known as Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film) is a 1980 documentary series produced by Thames Television which explored the establishment and development of the Hollywood studios and its impact on 1920s culture. The series consists of thirteen one hour episodes, with each episode dealing with a specific aspect of Hollywood history. The actor James Mason, an enthusiast of the period, supplied the narration; a lilting score was contributed by Carl Davis. Episodes: (1) The Pioneers; (2) In the Beginning; (3) Single Beds and Double Standards; (4) Hollywood Goes To War; (5) Hazard of the Game; (6) Swanson and Valentino; (7) The Autocrats; (8) Comedy - A Serious Business; (9) Out West; (10) The Man With the Megaphone; (11) Trick of the Light; (12) Star Treatment; (13) End of an Era.

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5 of 5 Outstanding June 29, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Irvine, CA United States  
Outstanding in every way.

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5 of 5 5 stars May 25, 2021
Reviewer: MARGARET ROBERTS from WHEATON, IL United States  
5 stars

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5 of 5 Simple, Easy, Fast, Fun April 19, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SADIEVILLE, KY United States  
I 1st saw this documentary while stationed in Germany on late night ZDF.  For years I have been searching for a copy of it.  Lo and Behold! Movie Detective had it at a great price.  Ordering was simple, payment was easy, Shipping was fast and the whole family has had fun watching and learning about early Hollywood.  The discs were exactly as advertised and ran perfectly in our DVD system.
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4 of 5 Classic program March 18, 2021
Reviewer: John Rechtfertig from Fremont, CA United States  
Good transfer---glad to have it.

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5 of 5 5 stars February 23, 2021
Reviewer: Lee Hammock from New Orleans, LA United States  
5 stars

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