The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 1 of 6 - Birth of a Titan (3rd July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi (Size: 2.88 GB) (Files: 6)
The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 1 of 6 - Birth of a Titan (3rd July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 2 of 6 - Let's Face the Music and Dance (10th July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 3 of 6 - A Woman's Lot (17th July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 4 of 6 - It's All True (24th July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 5 of 6 - Dark Victory (31st July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 6 of 6 - Howard's Way (7th August 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
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The RKO Story: Tales From Hollywood REPACK
The original broadcast dates are shown in each file name
This is a BBC documentary series originally broadcast in 1987. It was repeated on BBC Four between the 27th December 2008 to 2nd January 2009.
Ed Asner looks at the creation of RKO Pictures at the start of the talkies in the 1920s.
[Color=blue]Episode 1 - Birth of a Titan
It includes sections on the making of King Kong and Cimarron.
There are interviews with Katharine Hepburn, Ray Harryhausen, Gene Raymond and Fay Wray together with many more from behind the scenes.
[Color=blue]Episode 2 - Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Part two looks at the Fred & Ginger films. It also includes some rare items with a dance clip never used and a colour rehearsal section.
There are interviews with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers together with many more from behind the scenes. The interview with Fred is the last filmed interview he gave.
[Color=blue]Episode 3 - A Woman’s Lot
Part Three traces the films made at RKO for and by women, concentrating on the careers of Ginger Rogers and Katharine Hepburn. It includes interviews with them and also Douglas Fairbanks Jr and Lucille Ball.
[Color=blue]Episode 4 - It’s All True
Part Four looks at Orson Welles who spent a hectic few years at RKO, making Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons and the abandoned It's All True.
[Color=blue]Episode 5 - Dark Victory
The 1950s were a time of mounting paranoia, reflected by the studio's ventures into film noir. Robert Mitchum makes his first screen appearance, Val Lewton creates Zombies and Cat People, and the House of Un-American Activities Committee stalks its prey.
Includes interviews with Ginger Rogers, John Houseman, Robert Mitchum and Jane Greer
[Color=blue]Episode 6 - Howard’s Way
It concludes as Howard Hughes' purchase of RKO has a devastating effect on the studio.
Includes interviews with Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Jane Greer, Joan Fontaine, Janet Leigh, Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger, Ginger Roger and Lucille Ball
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=== File Information ===
File Name: The RKO Story - Tales From Hollywood - Episode 1 of 6 - Birth of a Titan (3rd July 1987) [PDTV (XviD)].avi
Duration: 00:59:54 (89,859 fr)
File Size: 485 MB (or 497,570 KB or 509,511,680 bytes) bytes
=== Video Information ===
Video Codec Name: XviD
Video Bitrate: 988 kb/s
Bits / Pixel: 0.159 bits/pixel
Resolution: 576x432 (1.33:1) [=4:3]
Frames Per Second: 25.000 fps
=== Audio Information ===
Audio Codec: 0x0055(MP3) ID'd as MPEG-1 Layer 3
Audio Bitrate: 137 kb/s (68/ch, stereo) VBR LAME3.90. °
Frequency: 48000 Hz
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