Great Stars (1963)

Henry Fonda, Walter Abel
Marshall Flaum
Hosted by Henry Fonda, himself a beloved and iconic star, this fascinating and informative documentary tracks the complex creation, development, and eventual demise of the Hollywood studio star system. Tracing the evolution of the studio system from the Silent Era, when megastars like Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks shaped the face of cinematic celebrity, to the Golden Era of the early Sixties, when famous faces like Audrey Hepburn, Peter O’Toole and Natalie Wood reigned supreme, we come to understand the comprehensive and engaging history of an enigmatic and often little-understood system. (Color)