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Moguls and Movie Stars

Moguls and Movie Stars is a 2010 TCM 7-part documentary which took 3 years to make. The documentary was released on November 1, 2010 and tells the history of Hollywood pioneers making what is called the movies. This documentary features living relatives of moguls and film historians talking about the history of movies. The relatives of the moguls in the documentary include Samuel Goldwyn Jr., son of Samuel Goldwyn, Carla Laemmle, niece of Carl Laemmle, owner of Universal Pictures. This documentary tells the story of Hollywood from the late 19th century-the early 1970s. It starts off as telling the story of the early movie pioneers who came to America and would make a future making movies, the coming of sound movies, World War II, censorship, and Hollywood changing in the 1960s.

The series was narrated by Christopher Plummer.


Some of the movies used in documentaryEdit

Actors and stars featuredEdit






  • Marilyn Monroe – actress, famous from early 1950s–her death in 1962
  • Debbie Reynolds – actress, famous from early 1950s–early 1980s
  • Shirley MacLaine – actress, famous from 1950s–and still appears today in movies
  • James Dean – actor, famous from 1953–until his death in 1955
  • Audrey Hepburn – actress, famous from early 1950s–late 1970s
  • Jane Russell, actress, famous from late 1940s–late 1950s
  • Jack Lemmon, actor, famous from early 1950s–early 1990s




  • Peepshow Pioneers (November 1, 2010)
  • The Birth of Hollywood (November 8, 2010)
  • The Dream Merchants (November 15, 2010)
  • Brother, Can You Spare A Dream? (November 22, 2010)
  • Warriors and Peacemakers (November 29, 2010)
  • Attack of the Small Screens (December 6, 2010)
  • Fade Out, Fade In (December 13, 2010)

Early MogulsEdit


The mini-series was nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming, and Outstanding Voice-over Performance for Christopher Plummer's narration.[1]


  1. ^ "Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood – Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 27 February 2015.