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Host Gene Kelly takes a nostalgic look at silent films from their earliest beginnings to the introduction of sound with "The Jazz Singer."
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Although Gary Cooper and Carole Lombard are mentioned in conjunction with other big stars of the Silent Era, in reality, although their careers did start in the last years of the period, they did not become stars until after sound films arrived.
Gene Kelly - Host:
In the words of Al Jolson: 'You ain't heard nothin' yet,' and they hadn't. For a new era of motion pictures is about to begin. The movies have found a voice.
Narrator Gene Kelly includes Darryl F. Zanuck with the other pioneering studio executives like Jesse L. Lasky, Adolph Zukor, and William Fox. Actually Zanuck did not become a studio executive until the mid-1939s when he formed Twntieth Century Pictures.