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How Conservative Groups Forced Hollywood to Tone Things Down

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How Conservative Groups Forced Hollywood to Tone Things Down

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It's 1933 and Mae West is just arriving at Grauman's Chinese Theater for the premiere of 'I'm No Angel.' It draws fans from all over the country - as well as an organized protest from conservative religious groups.

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The movie industry was born in West Orange, NJ in 1893 by Thomas Edison. Within thirty years, Hollywood grew into America's fourth largest, and by far most glamorous, industry. Revisit the Golden Age of Hollywood, when actors became global celebrities, moguls became millionaires, and the entire nation became movie crazy. Using digitally remastered news footage, rare studio archives, and home movie footage, look back on the dawn and meteoric rise of Tinseltown in color.

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