Dad of Divas' Reviews: TCM's MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A History of Hollywood Goes on the Road!

Friday, November 19, 2010

TCM's MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A History of Hollywood Goes on the Road!

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Turner Classic Movies Brings a Touch of Hollywood History to Five Cities with Interactive

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is bringing a bit of Hollywood history to five cities across the
United States this fall as part of a special tour tied to the network’s landmark seven-part
documentary series, MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD, which
premieres Monday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET).

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The multimedia exhibit was created to let film lovers across the country experience the MOGULS and
MOVIE STARS series through interactive displays on the history of filmmaking in America. The
exhibit will feature unique memorabilia, including an Oscar® statuette for Casablanca and a
costume worn by MOGULS & MOVIE STARS narrator Christopher Plummer in the Oscar-winning
film The Sound of Music (1965).

The MOGULS & MOVIE STARS exhibit will debut in Atlanta on Oct. 18 and deliver Hollywood
glamour and history to New York, Denver and San Francisco before making its final stop in Los
Angeles. TCM will partner with various local cable affiliates throughout the duration of the tour.
“TCM’s MOGULS & MOVIE STARS exhibit allows us to bring a touch of Hollywood magic to
fans across the country, while also offering a peek at the incredible stories that will be highlighted in
the documentary series,” said Dennis Adamovich, senior vice president of brand and digital
activation/general manager of festivals for TCM, TNT and TBS.
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In addition to the Casablanca Oscar and Plummer’s costume from The Sound of Music, the exhibit
will feature a dress worn by Vivien Leigh in Gone with the Wind (1939); a red jacket worn by
Marilyn Monroe in Niagara (1953); a vest and coat worn by Rudolph Valentino in The Sheik
(1921); an original bound script from Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942); a signed check from MGM to
John Gilbert, the highest paid star in the silent film era; a vintage camera from the silent film era;
and a demonstration of a zoetrope, an early precursor to motion pictures.
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The immersive exhibit also includes interactive panels that represent different aspects of the
documentary series, including The History, The Moguls, The Movie Stars and The Audience. Fans
will be able to experience classic movie imagery, film facts, MOGULS & MOVIE STARS clips,
touch screens with photographs of rare memorabilia from the studio era, classic movie trivia and a
poll about favorite studio-era films.

The following is the complete schedule of TCM’s MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF
HOLLYWOOD exhibit tour:

• Atlanta (Oct. 18-20): Phipps Plaza
• New York (Oct. 25-26): Grand Central Terminal
• Denver (Nov. 4-6, during Denver Film Festival): King Center
• San Francisco (Nov. 11-12): Embarcadero Center
• Los Angeles (Nov. 18-20): The Grove
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TCM will tell the comprehensive story of the men and women who built the American film industry
in this groundbreaking, seven-part documentary series. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS features
rarely seen photographs and film footage; clips from memorable American movies; and interviews
with distinguished historians and major Hollywood figures, including Sidney Lumet, Richard
Zanuck, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Peter Bogdanovich, Gore Vidal, Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell.
Spanning from the invention of the first moving pictures to the revolutionary, cutting-edge films of
the 1960s, this ambitious production is an epic history of Hollywood, detailing the personalities,
inter-personal relationships, collaborations and conflicts that created an industry and an art form.
The series also serves as a history of America, looking at how moviemakers responded to such
major events as the Great Depression, World War II and the Civil Rights movement. MOGULS &
MOVIE STARS is executive-produced by Bill Haber (TNT’s Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From
the Stories of Stephen King; Broadway’s The History Boys and Monty Python’s Spamalot) and
written and produced by Jon Wilkman.

About Turner Classic Movies
Turner Classic Movies is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and
commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. Currently seen in more than 85 million
homes, TCM features the insights of veteran primetime host Robert Osborne and weekend daytime
host Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. As the foremost
authority in classic films, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials,
along with regular programming events that include The Essentials, 31 Days of Oscar and Summer
Under the Stars. TCM also stages special events and screenings, such as the TCM Classic Film
Festival in Hollywood; produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and
DVDs; and hosts a wealth of materials at its Web site, TCM is part of Turner
Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news,
entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for
consumers around the world.

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