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The By Gone Golden Years
The years of Hollywood that Mr. Murray photo-ed are all gone. But not will they ever be forgottened. The stars of Hollywood then are what has made it today . I wonder if there is a current "Ken Murray" doing the same to preserve another batch of Golden Years. I sure miss alot of those Stars.
Hollywood My Home Town
Great stars all, so many now gone, yet here they are, thanks to Ken Murray and his wife and kids . Never was a fan of some , like, Fred McMurray, yet its nice to see him take time out, to play with his kids at the Disney studios. Im told he was a really nice person and that says a lot. Many stars at the ski lodge, horsing around, relaxing, and the thing I really like, is they don't have to answer a lot of questions, just wave at the camera or ignore it. The real Shocker was William Randolph Hurst,s Estate, truly America gone insane. How can one person accumulate such wealth, while others were starving during the depression and World War Two. Not to get off track here. The other thing that impressed me was Ken Murray, like Mel Blanc didn't have an unkind word to say about Any of these people ,and that's probably why he got to film so many stars. Nice guys don't always finish last.
Where can I purchase this??
LOVED, LOVED it!! So many appearances, very 'Hollywood,' all glamorous and happy. (Unfortunately something we viewers seem to be missing these days.) It's a much better 'reality' show than any we're subjected to these days. We live with enough reality without the channels being choked with these tacky versions. They're really a waste of airtime in my semi-humble opinion. ;-) Seriously, is this available for purchase? If not yet, will it be?
A 5-star treat!
- minnie fleur
Mr. Ken Murray talks to attractive, glamorous stars, & clowns around w/his actual friends; yet he's also an "average guy." His friendly voice is easy to listen to, it's like viewing these clips in his own home. Watch for footage of 1927 LA, & old airplanes, & Mt. Rushmore in progress! The little girl singing to Mr. Murray's son, is the funniest PG film you'll ever watch! My grandpa was from southside Chicago, so we're Sox fans, but I'm stunned-he never told me about the celebrity ballgame at Wrigley in December 1943-MICKEY ROONEY almost got a home run! I wish we could see that whole game.
A very important little memoir
I've been a 'film buff' all my life. I consider movies prior to the '70's my meat & potatoes. I love film noir, the old melodramas, slapstick,etc. I must confess, as much "TCM" as I've watched over the years this was new to me, and so glad I found it.This is an important bit of Hollywood for those who really enjoy the glamour days of film. And, there are no longer any "real" emcees like Ken Murray, Phil Harris, Ed Sullivan, etc. so it fills that gap a little also. Most fun watching a documentary in a very long time!
loved this fil
loved this filmwould love to have my husband see itwill it be on again
HOLLYWOOD MY HOMETOWN....a true cherished treasure
- Nasser Pazirandeh
I moved to the Los Angeles area in 1967 as a young boy and spent the next 25 years in LA and am a huge fan of the Hollywood of the 30's, 40's and the 50's. The Ken Murray film "HOLLYWOOD MY HOMETOWN" is truly a treasure and can best be described as 40 minutes of pure delight and proud American history for the three decades that he and Mrs. Murray painstakingly took home movies and pictures of the film industry and its greatest stars and participants. I particularly enjoyed watching the tender moments when talented and under-rated actor Robert Cummings teaches his one-year old daughter how to swin in their home swimming pool and how touching it is to see him with his family. This is a "must see" film for anyone who enjoys classic American films.
Hollywood, My Hometown is Just Like Being There
Mr. Murray's (and his wife's) behind-the-scenes movies of Hollywood life are just wonderful! I felt like I was "there." Looking into the every day lives of these famous people brought so much of their lives into perspective. As beautiful and unapproachable as these movie stars appear to be on screen, they are normal folks off screen, with families and even modest homes. Yes, I could watch this over and over again. I just wish there was a lot more of it! Thank you Mr. Murray.
I second the motion for a DVD!
- Howard J Hunter
We old folks just loved this show, andknow of others who missed it. So whenwill TCM televise it again... or have itput on a DVD? Are there any other filmsavailable about early Hollywood? What we would do without TCM?
- jim eichner
I saw it and was mezmerized.Great young pics and history for my age group.Please put on dvd.
Saw this today and loved it!
- Jill Hayman
For those of us who have been in love with the movies all of our lives this was a real treat. I am 51 and was ten or so when the nostalgia craze hit. Like me I am sure many of you have many picture and reference books about stars and films and such and have a hard time coming across something you haven't already seen. Ken Murry was truly on the front lines of early Hollywood dating back to 1927 when he first arrived. This TV special was made in 1965. His perspective and home movies were facinating and I would love to have a copy of this so see not only the stars again but the actual footage of Los Angeles in it's infancy. Someboy put this thing on DVD!
Hollywood My Hometown
- Janie Bowe
I continue to be amazed at how wonderful TCM is. This 53 minute film is a must-see for all , and especially if you are a Baby Boomer. I could watch it over and over. The unscripted footage of WC Fields and the underwater shots of Bob Cummings baby daughter( and I do mean baby )are things of joy. Please watch. You won't be disappointed. Thank you TCM for the high standards you continue to uphold. Somebody's got to do it, and I thank you. Janie B. Richmond Virginia