Introduction to Moguls and Movie Stars
The documentary's narrative is drawn from interviews with the Hollywood creative community and distinguished critics and historians; it is illustrated by archival photographs and, most importantly, excerpts from the greatest Hollywood films of all time. Narrated by Academy Award® nominee and Emmy® winner Christopher Plummer, Moguls & Movie Stars is a presentation of TCM in association with Turner Entertainment Co., and is produced by Ostar Productions and Wilkman Productions.
This series tells the story of Hollywood power--the larger than life men and women whose interpersonal relationships, collaborations and conflicts 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. A new episode airs at 8 p.m. each Monday, starting November 1 and concluding December 13, with an encore presentation Wednesday night (Wednesday showings are followed by a special discussion between producers and film historians). Each episode also repeats the following Monday at 7 p.m., leading into the premiere of the next episode at 8 p.m. Every showing is accompanied by a program of films related to that episode's content.