Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s

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Released 1999

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1999
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Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s is a documentary showcasing the importance of rock and roll songs in movies from the 1950s. From The Blackboard Jungle, to Rock and Roll High School, popular music has lent a hand to a litany of movies throughout the years, with rock and roll songs helping a film to soar in popularity, and vice-versa. This glowing look at movie and music's relationship focuses on the 50s, when both art forms where really starting to gain steam. Disc jockey Alan Freed showcases some of the many shows he produced, and discusses movies like American Hot Wax and Rock! Rock! Rock!, that were made about the growing industry of popular music. Michael Ochs delves into the on screen appearances of many notable artists, including the legendary Elvis Presley, and introduces mini movies about the life of stars like Fats Domino and Buddy Holly. And of course, rare footage is included, covering performances and interviews with artists like Little Richard, Bill Haley And The Comets, Chuck Berry, and many more. With rock and roll and popular movies both a staple of the entertainment landscape, it's great to go back and look at how it all got started with Hollywood Rocks 'n' Rolls in the '50s.

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