The Academy Film Archive gives an exclusive look into the lives of classic Hollywood figures with its annual “Hollywood Home Movies: Treasures from the Academy Film Archive” event available for streaming online for the first time. The collection of home movies celebrates individuals who overcame barriers to work in the motion picture industry, with personal footage captured between the 1930s and the 1960s.
Actor Hayley Mills joins to discuss her 1966 comedy “The Trouble with Angels,” while writer-director Gregory Nava and Bob Koster, son of director Henry Koster, share stories about their family films. Lastly, Academy archivist Sean Savage provides tips on caring for your own home movies. Original music for the program is composed and performed by Michael Mortilla.
Director Dorothy Arzner – the first woman to join the Directors Guild of America – boating with her friend Billie Burke
Gilbert Roland’s 16mm home movies in early Kodachrome
A party at the home of Dolores Del Rio and Cedric Gibbons
A road trip with cinematographer James Wong Howe
Director Henry Koster leaving Europe as the Nazis come to power
Behind the scenes with Loretta Young, Celeste Holm and Elsa Lanchester
Nat King Cole at a movie premiere
Ida Lupino directing a female cast led by Rosalind Russell and Hayley Mills in “The Trouble with Angels”
Plus, Constance Bennett, Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, William Haines, Gypsy Rose Lee, Satchel Paige and more