I mentionedmy passion for silent film history the other day. Whilst surfing YouTube, I discovered that a gent namedBentoJoaoAntonio has been uploading episodes ofKevin Brownlow’s magisterial 13 part documentaryHollywood. The series was made for British teevee and I watched it on PBS. Since it was aired in 1980, many of the movie industry’s pioneers such as Lillian Gish, Hal Roach, Colleen Moore and King Vidor were still alive to be interviewed.
Here’s episode one, The Pioneers: