Gene Kelly - Host: Thomas Edison, given principal credit for the invention of the movie camera, assembles the major film companies of the day. They plan to monopolize the film business by eliminating all competition. Harrassed by this newly-formed trust, the independent moviemakers flee west to California - legend says for the sunshine - but the truth of it is most come to be close to the Mexican border to escape lawsuits and injunctions. On the outskirts of Los Angeles they settle in a small rural committee called Hollywood, where the reception is less than enthusiastic.

Gene Kelly - Host: [Concerning "The Jazz Singer"] 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.

Gene Kelly - Host: [Last lines to the camera] See you at the movies.