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1941: Jane Russell in THE OUTLAWS

Selected scenes from The Outlaw. Includes the controversial cleavage shot that outraged the censors in 1953. How times have changed

Martha Vickers

A slide show of Martha Vickers images, who played mainly supporting roles in Hollywood during the Forties but moved into television throughout the Fifties.

Esther Williams 2007 Interview

Here, from November(2007), is the "Good Morning America" broadcast in which Diane Sawyer interviewed her childhood hero, Esther Williams, and the two of them recalled her career with some wonderfully colorful film clips.

Lena Horne - Stormy Weather (1943)

Here's the full version of a performance from the 1943 film of the same name ("Stormy Weather"), the great Lena Horne delivers a sizzling performance of her signature song.


This video is the story on how they chose Margaret Hamilton to play The Wicked Witch of the West in the classic film The Wizard Of Oz (1939) directed by Victor Fleming. Originally the role was offered to Oscar Winner Gale Sondergaard. This short clip was taken from the documentary "Wizard Of Oz: The Making of a Movie Classic". Narrated by Angela Lansbury

"Mommie Dearest" - Th Theatrical Trailer

Original theatrical trailer to 1981's camp masterpiece starring the incomparable Faye Dunaway as Christina Crawford's version(if you ask me, questionable) of her adopted mother Joan Crawford.

The Thin Man - Preview

The very stylish trailer advertising the 1934 comic mystery "The Thin Man" - which starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles.

Masters Behind the Musical: Hermes Pan

This is our favorite segment of the special. We learn about the main choreographers of MGM, including the legendary Busby Berkley and Hermes Pan (who worked on all 10 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals).

Return to Oz: The Munchkins 70 Years Later

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of the classic film, "The Wizard of Oz", the five surviving munchkins sit down to sing some familiar songs and share their memories of life on the set, Judy Garland, and the legacy of this seminal motion picture. (Reporter: Ramin Setoodeh; Editor: K. Ryan Jones; Camera: Sarah Frank, Dylan Isbell)

Chanson Hebraique by Alma Gluck with Zimbalist

A one sided record released by His Master's Voice featuring the husband and wife team on an undated recording.

A Documentary About Walt Disney's Silly Symphony Series

A clip from a 1986 documentary about the Disney studios during the war years.

This Is Your Life: Laurel & Hardy

A rare candid look at the two giants of movie comedy on the 1954 "reality" television program, "This Is Your Life", hosted by Ralph Edwards.

Some Un-Heroic Scenes from All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

A battle scene from the 1930 movie "All quiet on the Western Front". In this clip you will see reflected in the faces of the young combatants the profound disillusionment and the soul-destroying horror that was World War I. The film was made by Universal Studios and starred Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, John Wray, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander.

Jean Harlow - Hell's Angels (1930)

Assorted clips from the Howard Hughes film "Hell's Angels"(1930), featuring the American actress Jean Harlow. The music that has been added is "Nightmare" by Artie Shaw.

1920's Silent Hollywood "Sound the End of an Era"

A clip illustrating the excitement in the motion picture business over the discovery of sound.

"Vagabond Lover"

A clip from the 1929 RKO film "Vagabond Lover" starring Rudy Vallee. Vallee can be seen crooning the title song in this short segment.
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