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Hollywood Film Festival
{ Page Two }

Hollywood's famous Grauman's Chinese Theater, as built in 1926             back on page 1:

selected films, A to Z
A thru F

here on page 2:
selected films, G thru L
M thru R

on page 3:
selected films, S thru Z
documentary films

Selected  Films,  A to Z
A thru F {on page 1} • G thru L {just below} • M thru RS thru Z {on page 3}

           G   thru   L
"Gable and Lombard"  [1976]
full credits from IMDb

"The Ghosts of Edendale"  [video Oct 2004]
full credits from IMDb

"Going Hollywood" [Cosmopolitan/M.G.M. Dec 1933]
Going Hollywood 1933 musical feature film  A pretty French teacher takes off for Hollywood to save radio singer Bill from the clutches of his costar.
Musical feature film directed by Raoul Walsh; script by Donald Ogden Stewart, based on a story by Frances Marion; starring Marion Davies, Bing Crosby, Fifi D'Orsay, Stuart Erwin, Ned Sparks & Patsy Kelly
DVD/Blu-ray not available • M.G.M. Video & DVD b&w VHS [2/95] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Great Waldo Pepper"
[Universal March 1975]
The Great Waldo Pepper movie poster  Too young to fly in World War I, Waldo barnstorms across America with veterans of combat, then gets a chance to prove his skills in aerial dogfights for the movies. Co-produced, co-written & directed by George Roy Hill; co-written by William Goldman; cinematography by Robert Surtees; music by Henry Mancini; starring Robert Redford, Bo Svenson, Bo Brundin, Susan Sarandon, Geoffrey Lewis, Edward Herrmann, Philip Bruns & Margot Kidder
Goodtimes Home Video color DVD [7/98] out of prodn/used
Universal color VHS [4/92] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" blue poster from Amazon for $9.99
11"x17" yellow poster (at left) from Amazon for $9.99
script with photographs, by William Goldman & George Roy Hill
Dell mass pb [3/75] out of print/used

"Grey Matter (Matière Grise)" [Rwanda 2010, USA 2012?] /tt1890465/
Co-produced, written & directed by Kivu Ruhorahoza

"Hollywood"  [Paramount Aug 1923 silent]
A girl wanting to be a star in the movies goes to Hollywood, accompanied by her grandfather. Grandpa becomes a star, and when the rest of the family shows up to help, they all also become stars. Directed by James Cruze; starring Hope Drown, Luke Cosgrave, George K. Arthur, Ruby Lafayette, Harris Gordon, Bess Flowers, Eleanor Lawson, King Zany, with cameos by dozens of silent film stars as themselves
video/DVD not available (prints/negatives presumed lost)full credits from IMDb

"Hollywood & Vine"  [April 1945] /tt0037786/

"Hollywood & Vine"  [2008] /tt1318525/

"Hollywood & Vine"  [2017?] /tt4156056/

"Hollywood & Vines" TV series  [Canada 2006]
Really lame comedy series about two stoner/drunks visiting wineries around the world; co-produced by & starring
Terry David Mulligan & Jason Priestley • bare credits at IMDb

"Hollywood & Vines" TV series  [ABC-TV 2013?]
Announced 11/2012: Script orders given to writer-director Michael Tolkin and "Revenge" producers Marty Bowen & Wyck Godfrey; the Hollywood
murder-mystery series revolves around three sisters from a dynastic Hollywood family whose lives are thrown into panic mode when they each
discover how they’re connected to and affected by an A-list actress when her body is found lifeless in her pool • not yet listed at IMDb

"Hollywood Canteen" [Warner bros. Dec 1944]
Hollywood Canteen 1944 movie  Two soldiers on sick leave visit the Hollywood Canteen three nights running before returning to the front.
Written & directed by Delmer Daves; starring Dane Clark, Robert Hutton, Joan Leslie, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis & John Garfield; with cameos by The Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny, Humphrey Bogart, Joe E. Brown, Eddie Cantor, Kitty Carlisle, Jack Carson, Helmut Dantine, Faye Emerson, Sydney Greenstreet, Alan Hale, Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre, Ida Lupino, Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Roy Rogers & Trigger, S.Z. Sakall, Zachary Scott, Alexis Smith, Barbara Stan-wyck, Jane Wyman, Jimmy Dorsey & Orchestra, Carmen Cavallaro & Orchestra, and The Sons of The Pioneers band
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [12/2008] for $34.95
M.G.M./Warner b&w VHS [9/98] for $24.99
available for much less on the 3-disk "Homefront Collection" DVD Box Set [2008]
Warner Home Video b&w DVD set [11/2008] 3 disks for $15.81

"Hollywood Cavalcade" [Fox Oct 1939]
Hollywood Cavalcade 1939 musical feature film starring Alice Faye & Don Ameche   Filmed in Technicolor and black & white; loosely based on the team of Mack Sennett {technical advisor here} & Mabel Normand. A movie director of the Silent Era brings a young actress from Broadway to Hollywood, where she becomes a star; although they love each other, she marries a co-star, so the director fires both actors, and his directing career declines. Directed by Irving Cummings & Malcolm St. Clair; starring Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Stuart Erwin & Donald Meek, with cameos by silnet film actors Chick Chandler, Chester Conklin, Heinie Conklin, James Finlayson, Al Jolson, Buster Keaton, Hank Mann, 'Snub' Pollard, Jed Prouty, Rin-Tin-Tin, Mack Sennett & Ben Turpin
Fox b&w/color DVD [10/2008] for $11.01
full credits from IMDb

"Hollywood Dreams" [] by Jaglom

"Hollywood Ending"  [DreamWorks May 2002]
Written & directed by and starring Woody Allen; co-starring Téa Leoni, George Hamilton, Treat Williams, Debra Messing
& Mark Rydell • full credits from IMDbDreamWorks official moviesitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"Hollywood Hotel" [Warner Bros./First National Dec 1937]
Hollywood Hotel 1937 musical feature directed by Busby Berkeley  A saxophone player gets work at a movie studio; after his first night escorting a stand-in for a cranky star to a premiere, the two are fired; he gets work as a singing waiter, is discovered by a producer, and is hired as the singing voice of a major actor; when the actor is asked to sing on Louella Parsons's radio show, the maneuvering becomes intense . . . Directed by Busby Berkeley; written by Jerry Wald, Maurice Leo & Richard Macaulay; starring Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Hugh Herbert, Ted Healy, Glenda Farrell, Johnnie Davis, Louella Parsons, Alan Mowbray, Mabel Todd, Frances Langford, Jerry Cooper, Ken Niles, Duane Thompson, Allyn Joslyn, Grant Mitchell, Edgar Kennedy, Fritz Feld, Perc Westmore, Eddie Acuff, Clinton Rosemond, William B. Davidson, Georgie Cooper, Libby Taylor, Joseph Romantini & Paul Irving, and featuring Raymond Paige & His Orchestra, Benny Goodman & His Orchestra, Sid Grauman, Lionel Hampton, Susan Hayward, Harry James, Gene Krupa, Carole Landis, Ronald Reagan
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [9/2008] for $10.05
DVD extras include theatrical trailer and three shorts: "Double Talk" [1937] with Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy; "The Romance of Robert Burns" [1937]; and "Porky's Five & Ten" [1938]

"Hollywood In Uniform" documentary short [Columbia Pictures Aug 1943]
Screen Snapshots Series 23, #1; 10-minute b&w short produced & directed by Ralph Staub; narrated by Art Baker; featuring Eddie Albert, Desi Arnaz, Gene Autry, Jackie Cooper, Glenn Ford, Clark Gable, Van Heflin, Alan Ladd, George Montgomery, Wayne Morris, John Payne, Tyrone Power, Ronald Reagan, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Robert Stack, James Stewart & Rudy Vallee; Oscar nomination for Best Short Subject; one print exists at U.C.L.A. F&TV Archive • full credits at IMDb

"Hollywood Mystery" aka "Hollywood Hoodlum" [Regal Distributing June 1934]
53-minute b&w low-budget film; a movie studio P/R man dreams up a gimmick to make a gangster movie starring a real gangster . . . Produced by Fanchon Royer;
directed by B. Reeves Eason; starring June Clyde, Frank Albertson, José Crespo, Tenen Holtz, John Davidson, Stanley Price, Cyril Ring & Edith Terry Preuss
Alpha Video Double Feature b&w DVD [5/2005] for $5.98 {with "The Hat Box Mystery"}
full credits at IMDbwatch full movie free online [cropped; 53:49] at YouTube

"Hollywood On Parade" [Criterion/Paramount 1932-34]
Paramount made a series of 25 shorts promoting their then-current stars and films, each running
roughly 5 minutes long; the shorts were released in theaters from Aug 1932 to July 1934

series entry at Wikipedia

Hollywood On Parade DVD from Synergy  
DVD is 82 minutes long; Amazon reviewer lists nine shorts (as below):
A-1, A-3, A-4, A-5, two numbered A-6, A-12, B-1, and B-5
Synergy Ent. 82-minute b&w DVD-R [11/2010] for $9.99

"Hollywood On Parade" #A-1 [Aug 1932] with Fredric March /tt1076979/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-2 [Sept 1932] with Stuart Erwin /tt1076981/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-3 [Oct 1932] with actor Eddie Kane /tt0023020/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-4
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-5 [Dec 1932] with The Marx Brothers /tt1076983/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-6 [Jan 1933] /tt1029121/
with Richard Arlen, Tallulah Bankhead, Clark Gable & Buster Keaton
"Hollywood On Parade" second #A-6 ? with Shipwreck Kelly, Bing Crosby & Harry Langdon
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-7 [Feb 1933] with actor Mickey Daniels /tt1076982/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-8 [March 1933] with actor Eddie Borden /tt0123105/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-9 [April 1933] with art director Willy Pogany /tt0024133/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-11 [1933] /tt0301412/
"Hollywood On Parade" #A-12 [1933] /tt1076980/
"Hollywood On Parade" #B-1
"Hollywood On Parade" #B-5 [Dec 1933] with comedian Lloyd Hamilton /tt1303864/
"Hollywood On Parade" #B-6 [Jan 1934] /tt1076985/
"Hollywood On Parade" #B-7 [Feb 1934] /tt1076986/

"Hollywood On Parade" 5½-minute short #B-8 [Criterion/Paramount March 1934]
The frame is teen actor Frankie Darro as a telegram delivery boy meeting George Bancroft, Charlie Chaplin, Constance
Cummings, Paulette Goddard, Cary Grant, Jean Harlow, Miriam Hopkins, Arline Judge, George Raft, many
others; produced & directed by Louis Lewyn • credits at IMDbview for free on YouTube [5:29]

"Hollywood On Parade" 5-minute short #B-9 [Criterion/Paramount March 1934]
The frame is a simple nightclub or party set; produced & directed by Louis Lewyn; stars include Jimmy Durante,
Florence Desmond, Ted Healy and The Three Stooges {Curly Howard, Moe Howard & Larry Fine), Ben Turpin,
many others • credits at IMDbview for free online [4:59]

"Hollywood On Parade" #?? [1934] /tt0025265/
"Hollywood On Parade" #B-13 [July 1934] /tt1076984/

"Hollywood or Bust" [1956]
Directed by Frank Tashlin; starring Martin and Lewis & Anita Ekberg • full credits at IMDb

"Hollywood Party"  [M.G.M. May 1934]
Hollywood Party comedy film of 1934  Comedy jungle hero Schnarzan (Durante) needs a boost so he is buying real man-eating lions for his next film; animal keepers Laurel & Hardy track the lions down because the man selling to Durante paid for the lions with a bounced check; meanwhile, Durante's competition wants to get the lions for their own films. The original release included a Technicolor Disney-animated short "Hot Choc'late Soldiers", introduced by Mickey Mouse; because Walt Disney licensed only theatrical distribution rights to M.G.M., the sequence was excluded from TV showings until Turner Movie Channel negotiated for TV & video rights with Disney Studios in 1992. No director is credited; cinematography by James Wong Howe; starring Jimmy Durante, Laurel & Hardy, Jack Pearl, Lupe Velez, Charles Butterworth & Eddie Quillan; cameos by 'Wild Bill' Elliott, Ted Healy and The Three Stooges, Arthur Treacher, and Robert Young
Warner Archive b&w/color DVD [12/2011] for $17.99
M.G.M./Warner b&w/color VHS [1/93] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Hollywood Party" short  [M.G.M. April 1937]
Technicolor sound comedy short unseen for 60 years until the Vitaphone soundtrack disc was rediscovered in 2000; directed by Roy Rowland;
written by John W. Krafft; starring Elissa Landi, Charley Chase {as Asian Charley Chan Chase}, Joe Morrison, Leon Errol; cameos include
Clark Gable, Joan Bennett, Joe E. Brown, Freddie Bartholomew, Sunnie O'Dea & Anna May Wong, with Al Lyons & his band
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits from IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia {empty}

"The Hollywood Revue of 1929" [M.G.M. June 1929]
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 musical feature from   Plotless two-hour sound musical review, partly filmed in Technicolor. • Directed by Charles Reisner; starring Conrad Nagel, Jack Benny, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Bessie Love, Cliff Edwards (as Ukulele Ike), Laurel & Hardy, Anita Page, Nils Asther, Marion Davies, William Haines, Buster Keaton {dual role} & Marie Dressler; with cameos by Renée Adorée, Lionel Barrymore, the Brox Sisters, Ann Dvorak, the Biltmore Quartet & the Mawby Sisters; nominated for Best Picture Oscar
M.G.M. b&w/color DVD [2/2006] for $18.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Hollywood Runaround" sound short [Educational/Vanity/Fox 1932] /tt0023017/

'Hollywood Snapshots'  [Hodkinson Films 1922]
Not listed on IMDb; anti-scandal promo film running about 13½ minutes; restored from unidentified footage discovered at the New Zealand Film Archive in 2010; character Hezekiah arrives on Hollywood Blvd. looking for scandal but finds then-famous actors playing with children & pets and going to church; sights include the Armstrong & Carleton Cafe, Hotel Hollywood, and Hollywood Legion Stadium; named actors include Viola Dana, Carter De Haven, Lloyd Hughes, Jack Kerrigan, Max Linder, Katherine McGuire, Owen Moore, Ramon Navarro, Pal the Dog, Milton Sills, Lewis Stone, Alice Terry & Rudolph Valentino, Vola Vale & Al Russell, and Valentino & Nazimova • watch [14:01] online at N.F.P.F.

"Hollywood Steps Out" animated short [Looney Toons May 1941]
'Hollywood Steps Out' 1941 Looney Toons cartoon short - clockwise: Henry Fonda, Jimmy Stewart, Dorothy Lamour, Clark Gable, Groucho Marx, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant   Groucho & Harpo and many other celebs dining & dancing at Ciro's Restaurant; caricatured celebs include Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Jerry Colonna, Bing Crosby, Henry Fonda, the Frankenstein Monster, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Cary Grant, Oliver Hardy, ice skater Sonja Henie, J. Edgar Hoover, Kay Kyser, Dorothy Lamour, Peter Lorre, Groucho & Harpo Marx, Tyrone Power, George Raft, Edward G. Robin-son, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney, Ann Sheridan, Ned Sparks, James Stewart, Leopold Stokowski, Lewis Stone, The Three Stooges, and Johnny Weissmuller, with sight gag cameos by Don Ameche, Mischa Auer, Wallace Beery, Claudette Colbert, Boris Karloff, Buster Keaton, William Powell, Norma Shearer, C. Aubrey Smith & Arthur Treacher • Produced by Leon Schlesinger; directed by Tex Avery; written by Melvin Millar; featuring voices of Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc & Kent Rogers
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon [3/2016 upload; 8:11] online at YouTube

"Hollywoodland"  [2006]
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"How To Make A Monster" [American Intl. Pictures July 1958]
How To Make A Monster 1958 horror film  "It Will Scare The Living Yell Out of You!" + "See The Ghastly Ghouls In Flaming Color!" • When a master monster make-up artist is fired by the new bosses of American International Studios, he uses his creations to exact revenge.
Co-produced & co-written by Herman Cohen; directed by Herbert L. Strock; co-written by Aben Kandel/Kenneth Langtry; starring Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway, Gary Clarke, Malcolm Atterbury, Dennis Cross, Morris Ankrum, Walter Reed, Paul Maxwell, Eddie Marr, Heather Ames, Robert Shayne, Rod Dana, Jacqueline Ebeier, Thomas Browne Henry, John Phillips, Paulene Myers, John Ashley
single-film Region 1 DVD not available
Lionsgate double feature DVD [8/00] for $29.99 with b&w "Blood of Dracula" [1957]
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailer [7/2009 upload; 1:56] online at YouTube
watch full movie [11/2013 upload; 1:13:07] online at YouTube

"Identification of A Woman" [1982] by Antonioni

"In A Lonely Place" [1950] /tt0042593/ starring Humphrey Bogart

"Inside Daisy Clover" [1965]
based on the 1963 novel by Gavin Lambert

"Iron Cowboy" aka 'Fade-In' TV movie [1968] /tt0062953/
starring Burt Reynolds and Barbara Loden

"It's A Great Feeling" [Warner Bros. Aug 1949]
A waitress at the Warner Bros. studio commissary gets her big break. Directed by David Butler;
starring Dennis Morgan, Doris Day, Jack Carson, Bill Goodwin, Irving Bacon & Claire Carleton,
with cameos by dozens of stars of the time • full credits from IMDb

"Jacquot de Nantes" [France 1991] /tt0102141/ by Agnès Varda & Jacques Demy

"Jiminy Glick In Lalawood" [May 2005]

"Laissez-Passer (Safe Conduct)" [France 2002] /tt0269461/
In occupied France, German-run Continental Films calls the shots in the movie business ...

"Last Action Hero" [1993] /tt0107362/ starring Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The Last Movie" [1971] by Dennis Hopper

"The Last Shot" [2004] = DVD 3/M5

"The Last Tycoon"  [Paramount Nov 1976]
Last Tycoon movie  A studio mogul fights for art against the mercenary executives in control of the studio, while distracted by a young actress who is an exact double of his deceased wife. Directed by Elia Kazan; script by Harold Pinter; starring Robert De Niro, Tony Curtis, Robert Mitchum, Jeanne Moreau, Jack Nicholson, Donald Pleasence & Ray Milland
Paramount wudescreen color DVD [11/2003] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [4/95] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

Fitzgerald's Last Tycoon novel  "The Love of The Last Tycoon: A Western" [1941 classic, rev 1993]
by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940]; edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli

The classic unfinished novel about Hollywood. The version edited by Fitzgerald scholar Bruccoli restores the author's original intent. Said to be based on M.G.M. exec Irving Thalberg.
Scribner 8x5¼ pb [4/95] for $8.80
Cambridge Univ Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [12/93] out of print/used

"Lena's Holiday" [Germany Aug 1991]
poster for 'Lena's Holiday' 1991 movie  After the fall of the Berlin Wall, an East German actress devises a very precise itinerary for a trip to Holly-wood, which goes completely awry when her luggage is switched at the L.A. airport for a suitcase full of contraband drugs. Co-written & directed by Michael Keusch; starring Felicity Waterman, Chris Lemmon, Nick Mancuso, Michael Sarrazin, Bill Dana, Liz Torres, Pat Morita, Susan Anton & Michael Gregory
Rhino Video widescreen color DVD [2/2002] out of prodn/used
Prism color VHS [1995] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Let's Fall In Love" [1933] /tt0025381/

"Living In Oblivion" [1995] /tt0113677/

"Lost In Karastan"
[Arte Europe May 2015, Bulldog U.K. Jan 2016]
Epic / Lost in Karastan   Announced 3/2012: "Epic", the story of a washed-up British director who gets invited to make a national epic in an obscure (and fictitious) Caucasus Republic with Sir Ben Kingsley as the nation’s dictator, Christopher Lambert as the film’s crazed star, and Russian actress Chulpan Khamatova as the 'beauty and brains' in the movie-in-a-movie; to be produced by Ethan Hawke, directed by Pawel Pawlikowski; renamed film got made in Tbilisi, Georgia Republic but with different people: co-written & directed by Ben Hopkins; co-written by Pawel Pawlikowski; starring Matthew Macfadyen, Noah Taylor, MyAnna Buring, Ali Cook, Richard van Weyden, Ümit Ünal, María Fernández Ache, Leo Antadze, Lasha Ramishvili, Dato Velijanashvili, Amiran Katchibaia
Region 1 DVD not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 12/2015 official trailer [2:10] online at YouTube

"The Lost Squadron" [R.K.O. Radio Pictures March 1932]
The Lost Squadron movie starring Richard Dix  Stroheim agreed to portray a parody of himself as a German film director making a silent World War I movie who is essentially a homocidal maniac. The plot begins with aerial heroism by Yankee Army pilots in France who then come home to unfaithful girlfriends and unemployment. Several drift to Hollywood where their daredevil flying skills are in demand for movies about The Great War. Directed by George Archainbaud; screenplay by Wallace Smith, based on a story by Dick Grace; starring Richard Dix, Erich von Stroheim, Mary Astor, Robert Armstrong, Dorothy Jordan, Joel McCrea, Hugh Herbert & Ralph Ince
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
The Lost Squadron photoplay book by Dick Grace  
"The Lost Squadron" photoplay [1932] by Dick Grace
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1932] out of print/used

           M   thru   R
"The Magic Box" [Festival of Film 1951, U.K. & USA 1952]
The Magic Box 1952 feature film starring Robert Donat  Uses double flashback design to tell the story of British portrait photographer William Friese-Greene [1855-1921], who was obsessed with inventing a practical motion picture camera, and later a method for color cinematography. Directed by John Boulting; script by Eric Ambler, based on Ray Allister's 1948 biography; Technicolor cinematography by Jack Cardiff; with an all-star cast including Robert Donat {as Friese-Greene}, Margaret Johnston, Maria Schell, Richard Attenborough, Frederick Valk, Eric Portman, Laurence Olivier, Stanley Holloway, Michael Hordern, Michael Redgrave, Margaret Rutherford & Peter Ustinov
Region 1 DVD or VHS not available; full credits at IMDbmovie entry at BFI

"Maps To The Stars" [2014] /tt2172584/
Directed by David Cronenberg; written by Bruce Wagner

"Merton of The Movies" [1924] /tt0015131/
Directed by James Cruze; adapted by Walter Woods from the 1919 novel by Harry Leon Wilson and
the 1922 Broadway stageplay by Marc Connelly & George S. Kaufman

remake "Make Me A Star" [Paramount 1932] /tt0023175/

"Merton of The Movies" [NBC-TV May 1947] episode /tt1992836/ of the "Kraft Theatre" TV series

remake "Merton of The Movies" [M.G.M. Oct 1947] /tt0039619/ with Red Skelton

"Mooch Goes To Hollywood" video [1971]
Mooch Goes To Hollywood independent movie  A dog named Mooch comes to Hollywood and tries to make it in show business. • Directed by Richard Erdman; written by Jim Backus & Jerry Devine; narrated by Zsa Zsa Gabor & Richard Burton; starring Higgins the Dog and featuring Vincent Price, James Darren, Jill St. John, Jim Backus, Lynne Lipton (voice of Mooch), James Harding, Marty Allen, Henny Backus, Phyllis Diller, Jay C. Flippen, Sam Jaffe, Rose Marie, Dick Martin, Darren McGavin, Edward G. Robinson, Cesar Romero, Mickey Rooney & David Wayne
Digiview color DVD [4/2004] for $9.73
Front Row Video color VHS [5/2001] for $4.35
Platinum Disc color VHS [4/99] for $4.95
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Mother Goose Goes Hollywood" animated short
[Silly Symphony Dec 1938]
'Mother Goose Goes Hollywood' 1938 Disney animated short  caricatured celebs include: Fred Astaire, Freddie Bartholomew, Wallace Beery, Joe E. Brown, Judy Canova, Eddie Cantor, Donald Duck, Stepin Fetchit, W.C. Fields, Clark GableGreta Garbo, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Herbert, Charles Laughton, Laurel & Hardy, three Marx Brothers, Charlie McCarthy, Joe Penner, Martha Raye, Edward G. Robinson, Ned Sparks, Spencer Tracy, Fats Waller & Mae West (NOTE: 1930s racist attitudes are evident, but quite mild)
Produced by Walt Disney; directed by Wilfred Jackson; written by Vernon Stallings; animators include Ferdinand Horvath, Ward Kimball, Isadore Klein & Grim Natwick; featuring voices of Al Bernie, Thelma Boardman, Ann Lee, Dave Weber, Dave Barry, Sara Berner, Clarence Nash, Danny Webb & The Four Blackbirds
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon with Dutch subtitles [11/2006 upload; 7:32] online at YouTube

"Mother Goose In Swingtime" animated short
[Columbia Pictures Color Rhapsody Cartoon Dec 1939]
'Mother Goose In Swingtime' 1939 color animated short  caricatured celebs include: Fred Astaire, Wallace Beery, Jack Benny, Joe E. Brown, Bing Crosby, Nelson Eddy & Jeanette MacDonald, W.C. Fields, Clark Gable, Greta Garbo, Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, three Marx Bro-thers, Martha Raye, Edward G. Robinson, Ginger Rogers, Mickey Rooney, Baby Snooks & Leopold Stokowski (NOTE: 1930s racist attitudes are evident, but quite mild) • Produced by Charles Mintz; directed by Manny Gould; written by Allen Rose; featuring voices of Elvia Allman, Sara Berner, Mel Blanc & Dave Weber
credits at IMDbwatch full cartoon [9/2012 upload; 6:20] online at YouTube

"Movie Crazy" [1932]
Harold Lloyd's most successful sound film

"Movieland" [Lupino Lane/Educational Nov 1926] /tt0121572/
written & directed by Norman Taurog, starring Lupino Lane
available on the "Silent Comedy Classics Collection, Volume 2" DVD [2013] with 4 other silent shorts
Alpha Video b&w silent DVD [8/2013] for $5.44

"The Muppet Movie"  [Henson/A.F.D. June 1979]
The Muppet Movie pinkish poster  A frog, a bear, and a pig head for Hollywood, while trying to elude a greedy fast-food magnate. On their way to fame & fortune, the characters get an agent, meet with a studio bigwig (Welles), and confront other dangers. Created by Jim Henson & Frank Oz; directed by James Frawley; starring Kermit The Frog, Fozzie Bear, The Great Gonzo, Miss Piggy, Rowlf The Dog, Charles Durning, Steve Martin, Orson Welles, Carol Kane, Milton Berle, Mel Brooks, James Coburn & Dom DeLuise, with cameos by Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy, Big Bird, Steve Martin and Bob Hope; listed on National Film Registry, 2009
Disney 50th Anniv Edition color DVD [11/2005] for $14.99
Disney color VHS [3/93] out of prodn/many used
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
27"x40" poster from Amazon for $19.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"The Muppets Go Hollywood" (1979)
cameo by Steve Allen

"Murder At The Cannes Film Festival" TV movie [2000] /tt0245301/

"Newsfront" [Roadshow Ent. Australia July 1978, USA May 1979]
Newsfront movie from Australia  The employees of Cinetone News scramble to distant parts of post-war Australia to produce content for the weekly newsreels shown to the dwindling interest of the movie-going public. Filmed in New South Wales, Australia; co-written & directed by Peter Weir; starring Bill Hunter, Wendy Hughes, Gerard Kennedy, Chris Haywood, John Ewart, Don Crosby, Angela Punch McGregor, John Clayton, John Dease, Bryan Brown & Lorna Lesley, with archive footage of Chico Marx, The Beatles, Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Richard & Pat Nixon; won 8 Australian Film Institute Awards, including Best Film & Best Director
Blue Underground widescreen color DVD [11/2005] for $5.73 with many extras
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
'Newsfront' novelization by Robert Macklin  
"Newsfront" novelization [1978] by Robert Macklin
Sun Books mass pb [1978] out of print/scarce

"Nickelodeon"  [1976]
full credits from IMDb

"Not Another Tolkien Movie" [indep May 2004]
'Not Another Tolkien Movie' independent spoof movie  88-minute movie-within-a-movie docu-comedy; young filmmaker attempts to make an accurate adaptation of "Lord of The Rings" with the help of an infomercial producer which soon involves soap opera actors, hand models, Ukrainian pop-stars, a Hip-Hop Hobbit, and awkward product placement, culminating with the movie's hurried premiere at the Mid-Atlantic Film Festival. • Co-written & directed by and starring Dallas Shelby; co-written by & starring Brock Fanning
Pasquinade Films color DVD-R [12/2006] for $15.00
full credits at IMDbfilmmakers' official website, based in Maryland

"The Party" [] Blake Edwards & Peter Sellers

"The Perils of Pauline"
[Paramount July 1947]
Perils of Pauline 1947 feature film starring Betty Hutton  This feature film is now public domain; romanticized account of seamstress Pearl White's discovery and rapid rise to silent serial stardom. Directed by George Marshall; starring Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe. William Demarest, Constance Collier & Frank Faylen, with silent movie stalwarts William Farnum, Chester Conklin, Paul Panzer, 'Snub' Pollard, Creighton Hale & James Finlayson
ROAN Technicolor DVD [2/2000] for $17.99
Bridgestone Multimedia color VHS [5/98] out of prodn/used
Madacy color VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
Madacy color VHS [undated] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"The Player" [Avenue/Spelling April 1992]
The Player movie poster  A screenwriter is blackmailing a movie studio executive . . . Directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; novel & script by Michael Tolkin; starring Tim Robbins, Greta Scacchi, Fred Ward, Whoopi Goldberg, Peter Gallagher, Dean Stockwell, Sydney Pollack & Lyle Lovett; many cameos include Steve Allen, Harry Belafonte, Karen Black, Gary Busey, Robert Carradine, Charles Champlin, Cher, James Coburn, John Cusack, Paul Dooley, Peter Falk, Louise Fletcher, Teri Garr, Scott Glenn, Jeff Goldblum, Elliott Gould, Joel Grey, Buck Henry, Anjelica Huston, Sally Kellerman, Jack Lemmon, Andie MacDowell, Malcolm McDowell, Jayne Meadows, Martin Mull, Nick Nolte, Bert Remsen, Burt Reynolds, Julia Roberts, Alan Rudolph, Jill St. John, Susan Sarandon, Rod Steiger, Lily Tomlin, Robert Wagner, Ray Walston & Bruce Willis; 3 Oscar noms, won 2 BAFTA, won 2 at Cannes, won WGA Best Script/Adaptation
New Line Special Edition widescreen color DVD [7/97] for $14.49
New Line color VHS [6/2002] out of prodn/many used
full credits from IMDb
11"x17" poster from Amazon for $9.99
The Player book  "The Player" [1988 novel] by Michael Tolkin
Grove Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/97] for $9.60
Atlantic Monthly Press hardcover [6/88] out of print/used
Random House ABR audio [5/93] out of prodn/used
"The Return of The Player" [2006 sequel] by Michael Tolkin
Grove Press 8x5¼ pb [7/2007] for $10.40
Grove Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $4.80 [sic]

"The Portuguese Nun" [2010]

"The Purple Rose of Cairo"
[Orion Pictures March 1985]
Purple Rose of Cairo video  A Depression-era waitress goes to the movies for escape, and discovers that the hero of the movie has walked off the screen to escape into the real world. Written & directed by Woody Allen; starring Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Gil Shepherd, Danny Aiello, Dianne Wiest & Edward Herrmann; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (5/2005)
MGM/UA widescreen DVD [11/2001] for $17.98
Anchor bay color VHS [9/90] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"RastaFEARian" [Darius Films 2012?]
Announced 9/2012: Canadian sales agent 108 Media has picked up the world distribution rights; independent film
about an out-of-control film producer sparing no one to get his project off the ground; directed by Sarah Lohman,
starring Christian Slater • not yet listed at IMDb

"R.K.O. 281"  tv movie [HBO/WGBH airdate Nov 1999]
R.K.O. 281 video  The title is the production number for the filming of "Citizen Kane", released in December 1941. After Wm. Randolph Hearst learned that Orson Welles was making a feature film that was a thinly-disguised and unflattering look at Hearst's life, the publishing tycoon and presidential hopeful used his power and influence to bury the picture. Directed by Benjamin Ross; starring Liev Schreiber {as Welles}, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich & Roy Scheider; nominated for 13 Emmy Awards, including Best TV Movie, Best Direction & Best Script, won 3 minor Emmies; tied for WGA Award for Best TV Script
H.B.O. Home Video color DVD [4/2000] for $12.99
H.B.O. Home Video color VHS [3/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

"Road To Nowhere" [Monterey Media June 2011]
Road To Nowhere movie by Steven Gaydos  A filmmaker creating a movie based on an unsolved true crime gets mixed up in the old murder case and in the ongoing search for the criminals and a missing fortune. Co-produced & written by Steven Gaydos; directed by Monte Hellman; starring Cliff De Young, Tygh Runyan, Shannyn Sossamon, Waylon Payne, Dominique Swain & Rob Kolar
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb
official movie sitewatch official trailer on YouTube

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