The show opens with the "gossip of the day" in which a Hedda Hopper-ized Holland Taylor mixes tales of the studio era, circa 1937, with the behind the scenes stories of our friends at the ... See full summary »
I recently re-watched some taped episodes of this television series and my original impressions of how terrific this series was, has been confirmed. It is clever and witty; the cast is terrific; and the period sets and costumes are outstanding. Although there is a hilarious "camp" quality to many of the dramatic events in the storyline, I found the characters believable and endearing. What I had initially overlooked is how cleverly the story commented on social issues. Being a movie buff, I thoroughly enjoyed viewing this series about a fictitious Hollywood studio and its employees, set in the golden years of movie-making. I wish the whole series was available on DVD.