TCM launches its biggest documentary series yet

Turner Classic Movies Announces Slate of Classic Films and Panel Discussions to Air in Conjunction with MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD

TCM to Screen Casablanca, Citizen Kane, Bonnie and Clyde, Sunset Blvd. and More Following Each Week’s Installment of the Groundbreaking Original Documentary Series

Discussions with TCM Host Robert Osborne, Writer/Producer Jon Wilkman and Renowned Film Experts to Follow Encore Screenings of MOGULS & MOVIE STARS
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is set to present a robust slate of films and panel discussions that will air in conjunction with the network’s original seven-part documentary series, MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD. TCM’s epic journey through the history of the American movie industry premieres Monday, Nov. 1, at 8 p.m. (ET), with encore presentations airing on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. (ET). Every installment of MOGULS & MOVIE STARS will be followed by films from or about the eras covered each week, including The Birth of a Nation (1915), Citizen Kane (1941), Casablanca (1942), Sunset Blvd. (1950), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), Bonnie and Clyde (1967) and more. A brief panel discussion with TCM host Robert Osborne; MOGULS & MOVIE STARS writer and producer Jon Wilkman; and film commentators and historians featured in the series, including Cari Beauchamp, David Thomson and Jeanine Basinger; will air after each Wednesday encore, enhancing the epic story of the people, power and periods that created the Hollywood dynasty.

TCM’s seven-part 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. The project is narrated by two-time EmmyÒ winner and 2009 Academy AwardÒ nominee Christopher Plummer (The Last Station) and is produced by TCM in association with Bill Haber’s Ostar Productions and Turner Entertainment Co.

TCM’s MOGULS & MOVIE STARS premiere episode “Peepshow Pioneers” will feature a wide array of revolutionary work by Thomas Edison, D.W. Griffith and Georges Melies, with such titles as Edison’s The Great Train Robbery (1903) and Melies’ A Trip to the Moon (1902). The Nov. 3 encore will be accompanied by movies about the era, including Nickelodeon (1976) and The Magic Box (1952).

On Monday, Nov. 8, the series will look at the rise of the movie industry in “The Birth of Hollywood.” It will be followed by such silent masterpieces as Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation (1915) and George Loane Tucker’s Traffic in Souls (1913). The Wednesday, Nov. 10, encore will be accompanied by silent classics, including The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917) and The Squaw Man (1914).

The MOGULS & MOVIE STARS episode “The Dream Merchants” on Monday, Nov. 15, will tackle the 1920s, when cinema began to come into its own as an art form. The night’s films include Sunrise (1927), Flesh and the Devil (1926) and Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921). The Wednesday, Nov. 17, encore will be featured alongside comedy classics like Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant (1917), The Kid (1921), Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) and Safety Last (1923).

Both the advent of sound on film and the economic pressures of the Depression brought many changes to Hollywood, as revealed in the Monday, Nov. 22, episode “Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?” TCM will showcase frothy musicals and gritty dramas that became popular during this era, including Footlight Parade (1933), The Public Enemy (1931), Little Caesar (1930) and I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932). The Wednesday, Nov. 24, encore will be presented along with 1930s gems, including Duck Soup (1933) and Top Hat (1935).

Bringing the series to the 1940s, the Monday, Nov. 29, “Warriors and Peacemakers” installment of MOGULS & MOVIE STARS will be featured alongside the wartime films Casablanca (1942), The Great Dictator (1940) and They Were Expendable (1945). The Wednesday, Dec. 1, encore will be joined by such masterpieces as Stagecoach (1939), Citizen Kane (1941) and Mildred Pierce (1945).

With the arrival of television, movies once again had to adapt to changing tastes. The “Attack of the Small Screens” episode of MOGULS & MOVIE STARS will premiere Monday, Dec. 6, with films including Marty (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Sweet Smell of Success (1957) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951). Classics like Sunset Blvd. (1950), Singin’ in the Rain (1952), It Happened One Night (1934), Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant (1917), The Kid (1921), North by Northwest (1959) and The Defiant Ones (1958) will air in conjunction with the Wednesday, Dec. 8, encore.

TCM’s MOGULS & MOVIE STARS will wrap up its look at the history of movies with “Fade Out, Fade In,” premiering Monday, Dec. 13. The episode looks at the fall of the big studio moguls and the rise of independent filmmakers who were determined to speak with their own voices. TCM will celebrate the decade with such films as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967), Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) and The Magnificent Seven (1960) on Dec. 13, as well as independent films like Night of the Living Dead (1968), Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1969) and Easy Rider (1969) on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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, www.tcm.com. 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.

Complete Schedule of Series Premieres, Encores,
Films and Panel Discussions

The following is the complete schedule for TCM’s MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD premieres and encores, plus the films and panel discussions supplementing each night’s presentation (titles in bold indicate TCM premieres):

Monday, Nov. 1
8 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 1 – “Peepshow Pioneers” (1889-1910) – Premiere
9 p.m. The Films of Thomas Edison
Blacksmithing Scene (1893)
The Barbershop (1893)
Edison Kinetoscopic Record of a Sneeze (1894)
Sandow (1894)
Boxing Cats (1894)
Annabelle Butterfly Dance (1894)
Sioux Ghost Dance (1884)
Annie Oakley (1894)
Roberta and Doretto – Chinese Laundry (1894)
Fire Rescue Scene (1894)
Dickson Experimental Sound Film (1895)
The Execution of Mary, Queen of Scots (1895)
The John C. Rice – May Irwin Kiss (1896)
Shooting the Chutes (1896)
Fatima, Muscle Dancer (1896)
Fifth Avenue, New York (1897)
Mr. Edison at Work in His Chemical Laboratory (1897)
What Happened on 23rd, NYC Pan American Exposition by Night (1901)
Life of an American Fireman (1903)
What Happened in the Tunnel (1903)
The Great Train Robbery (1903)
The Kleptomaniac (1905)
The Little Train Robbery (1905)
The Dream of a Rarebit Fiend (1906)
Three American Beauties (1906)
Films of the San Francisco Earthquake (1906)
The “Teddy” Bears (1907)
The Rivals (1907)
Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest (1908)
The Lone Game (1915)
11 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 1 – “Peepshow Pioneers” (1889-1910) – Encore

12 a.m. D.W. Griffith with Biograph
Those Awful Hats (1909)
Corner in Wheat (1909)
In the Border States (1910)
For His Son (1912)
The Sunbeam (1912)
The Girl and Her Trust (1912)
The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)
The Mothering Heart (1913)
2 a.m. The Films of Georges Melies
Card Party (1896)
The Vanishing Lady (1896)
A Nightmare (1896)
The One Man Band (1900)
The Trip Conjurer and the Living Head (1900)
Excelsior! Prince of Magicians (1901)
The Devil and the Statue (1901)
A Trip to the Moon (1902)
Gulliver’s Travels Among the Lilliputians and the Giants (1902)
The Infernal Cake-Walk (1903)
The Kingdom of Faries (1903)
Jupiter’s Thunderballs (1903)
The Cook in Trouble (1904)
A Crazy Composer (1905)
The Eclipse, or The Courtship of the Sun and Moon (1907)
The Conquest of the Pole (1912)
4 a.m. Silent Shakespeare
King John (1899)
The Tempest (1908)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1909)
King Lear (1910)
Twelfth Night (1910)
The Merchant of Venice (1910)
Richard III (1911)
5:30 a.m. Ramona (1910)

Wednesday, Nov. 3
8 p.m. The Magic Box (1951)
10 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 1 – “Peepshow Pioneers” (1889 – 1910) – Encore
11 p.m. Episode 1 Panel Discussion – Robert Osborne and Jon Wilkman
11:15 p.m. Nickelodeon (1976)
1:15 a.m. When Comedy Was King (1959)
2:45 a.m. Hearts of the West (1975)
4:30 a.m. Show People (1928)

Monday, Nov. 8
7 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 1 – “Peepshow Pioneers” (1889 – 1910) – Encore
8 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 2 – “The Birth of Hollywood” (1907-1920) – Premiere
9 p.m. Traffic in Souls (1913)
10:30 p.m. The Indian Massacre (1912)
11 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 2 – “The Birth of Hollywood” (1910) – Encore
12 a.m. The Birth of a Nation (1915)
3:15 a.m. Within Our Gates (1920)
4:45 a.m. The Blot (1921)

Wednesday, Nov. 10
8 p.m. The Immigrant (1917)
8:45 p.m. Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919)
10 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 2 – “The Birth of Hollywood” (1907-1920) – Encore
11 p.m. Episode 2 Panel Discussion – Robert Osborne, Jon Wilkman and Cari Beauchamp
11:15 p.m. The Poor Little Rich Girl (1917)
12:30 a.m. The Coward (1915)
2 a.m. The Squaw Man (1914)
3:30 a.m. The Mark of Zorro (1920)

Monday, Nov. 15
7 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 2 – “The Birth of Hollywood” (1907-1920) – Encore
8 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 3 – “The Dream Merchants” (1920-1928) – Premiere
9 p.m. Sunrise (1927)
11 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 3 – “The Dream Merchants” (1920-1928) – Encore
12 a.m. The Iron Horse (1924)
2:30 a.m. Flesh and the Devil (1926)
4:30 a.m. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)

Wednesday, November 17
8 p.m. The Kid (1921)
9 p.m. The Pilgrim (1923)
10 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 3 – “The Dream Merchants” (1920-1928) – Encore
11 p.m. Episode 3 Panel Discussion – Robert Osborne, Jon Wilkman, Cari Beauchamp and David Thomson
11:15 p.m. One Week (1920)
11:45 p.m. Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928)
1 a.m. Safety Last (1923)
2:30 a.m. It (1927)
4 a.m. Show People (1928)
6 a.m. Fool’s Luck (1926)

Monday, Nov. 22
7 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 3 – “The Dream Merchants” (1920-1928) – Encore
8 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 4 – “Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?” (1928-1941) – Premiere
9 p.m. Footlight Parade (1933)
11 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 4 – “Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?” (1928-1941) – Encore
12 a.m. The Public Enemy (1931)
1:30 a.m. Little Caesar (1930)
3 a.m. I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
5 a.m. Red Dust (1932)

Wednesday, Nov. 24
8 p.m. It Happened One Night (1934)
10 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 4 – “Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?” (1928-1941) – Encore
11 p.m. Episode 4 Panel Discussion – Robert Osborne, Jon Wilkman, Cari Beauchamp, David Thomson and Jeanine Basinger
11:15 p.m. Duck Soup (1933)
12:30 a.m. Top Hat (1935)
2:15 a.m. Heidi (1937)
3:45 a.m. Little Women (1933)
5:45 a.m. Of Human Bondage (1934)

Monday, Nov. 29
7 p.m. MOGULS & MOVIE STARS: A HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD (2010)
Episode 4 – “Brother, Can You Spare a Dream?” (1928-1941) – Encore

8 p.m. MOGULS & MOV
 

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