The Hollywood Leading Men Series
Directed by Dell Jack and Cress Darwin for Milennial Entertainment, Produced by Planet Group Entertainment
Originally produced in association with A&E Television Network, Millenial Entertainment created three of the finest (and most expensive) Biography Programs ever produced. Planet Group Entertainment acquired world rights in 1995. The Planet team has made further enhancements over the past five years to create THE definitive film biographies of these Hollywood Stars, complete with additional interviews and archive clips. VIEW CLIP HERE
Please Note: Each DVD from the Series can be purchased individually ($150 each), or as a complete Series of three individual DVD's at a substantial discount.($350 for complete set of three).
HUMPHREY BOGART...Here's Looking at Him
"Acting is like sex. You either do it and don't talk about it, or you talk about it and don't do it."
Ranked #1 on The American Film Institute’s list of the greatest screen actors, Bogart was the son of a Manhattan surgeon and a magazine illustrator. He got his start in New York working as a stage manager. Bit parts followed and an early contract with Fox showed promise, but went nowhere. A few years later and back on Broadway, he performed in “Petrified Forest” with Leslie Howard. The play was a hit and Bogart once again traveled to Hollywood to star in the film version. From there his career took off. His characterizations as a tough guy-gangster type made him a super star. In 1941 he made two break-through films: ‘High Sierra” and “The Maltese Falcon” (In roles which were both turned down by George Raft). “Casablanca” made in 1942 guaranteed his superstardom. In 1947 he and his wife Lauren Bacall went to Washington to protest the Communist witch-hunts generated by Senator McCarthy. A pop culture icon to generations of movie-goers, Bogie will forever be remembered for his role in “The African Queen” opposite Kate Hepburn in the early 1951. (1899-1957)
Bogart Purchase Price $150
"I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be, and I finally became that person."
In 1932 he made his Hollywood debut in “This is the Night” a charming, sophisticated comedy of a type that would make him a top star. Still in his early twenties, Mae West wanted Grant for “She Done Him Wrong” because he combined virility with the aura and bearing of a gentleman. By the 50’s and 60’s Grant had invented ‘a man of the world’ persona and style… ‘high comedy with polished words’. Working with Grace Kelly in “To Catch a Thief” in 1955, the Grant style reached its pinnacle. “An Affair to Remember”, 1957, has been regarded as one of the greatest love stories ever made. Ian Flemming modeled the James Bond character with Grant in mind. Grant turned down the original role of James Bond, considering himself to be beyond it all and “part of Hollywood’s most glorious era”.
Grant Purchase Price $150
"I think it's wonderful to have been able to give people little pieces of time they can remember."
Ranked #10 in Empire Magazine’s top 100 Movie Stars of all time, “Jimmy” Stewart was one of America’s most beloved actors. Stewart today is less a movie star than a cultural icon, a gracefully aged embodiment of the values and traditions of America, as best presented in his film: “It’s a Wonderful Life”. A tall, gangly, soft-spoken man, Stewart studied architecture at Princeton University but was talked into acting by long-time pals Joshua Logan and Henry Fonda! His “aw shucks” demeanor served him well as the good guy, the shy guy and the nice guy in films like “Harvey”, 1950, and “You Can’t Take It With You”, 1938. Alfred Hitchcock turned him into a dramatic leading man in films like “Rear Window”, 1954, and “Vertigo, 1958. He also starred in his share of westerns including “Man Who Shot Liberty Valence” to “The Man From Laramie”. He sent his first best actor Oscar, “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington”, 1939, back home to Pennsylvania where his father proudly displayed it in his hardware shop for over 25 years.
Stewart Purchase Price $150
Purchase The Hollywood Leading Men Series 3 x 44:30 (separate DVD's) Price $350