Thompson on Hollywood

Turner Classic Movies is launching a five city multimedia, interactive, exhibit tour featuring Hollywood memorabilia from TCM’s original seven-part documentary series, Moguls & Movie Stars: A History of Hollywood, which premieres November 1 at 8 PM (ET). The series delves into an in-depth history of Hollywood from its start in 1890 through 1970, including interviews with critics, filmmakers and film historians (Sidney Lumet, Richard Zanuck, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., Peter Bogdanovich, Gore Vidal, Robert Osborne and Molly Haskell), the children of Hollywood's Golden Age, film clips and rare footage.

The tour starts in Atlanta (Phipps Plaza, Oct. 18-20), moves on to New York (Grand Central Terminal, Oct. 25-26), Denver (King Center, Nov. 4-6) and San Francisco (Embarcadero Center, Nov. 11-12) and winds up in Los Angeles (The Grove, Nov. 18-20). TCM will partner with local cable affiliates throughout the tour.

The multimedia exhibit will display memorabilia such as a Casablanca Oscar statuette; one of narrator Christopher Plummer's costumes from The Sound of Music as well as outfits worn by Vivien Leigh (Gone with the Wind), Marilyn Monroe (Niagara) and Rudolph Valentino (The Sheik) as well as such artifacts as an original bound script from Yankee Doodle Dandy, a signed check from MGM to John Gilbert, a silent film camera and a zoetrope.

Moguls & Movie Stars is executive-produced by ex-CAA partner Bill Haber (Monty Python’s Spamalot) and written and produced by Jon Wilkman.