Behind the scenes at the fictitious Century Studios in Hollywood, headed by the (initially) unseen John Bracken.

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Dorothy Kingsley
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Elizabeth Allen ...  Laura Deane 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Peter Haskell ...  Kevin Grant 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Linda Harrison ...  Paulette Douglas 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Laraine Stephens ...  Diane Waring / ... 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Karen Jensen ...  Rachel Holt / ... 41 episodes, 1969-1970
Jeanne Cooper ...  Grace Douglas 30 episodes, 1969-1970
Madlyn Rhue ...  Marjorie Grant 27 episodes, 1969-1970
Dennis Cole ...  Davey Evans / ... 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Steve Oliver ...  Tom Hudson 26 episodes, 1969-1970
Gary Dubin ...  Mark Grant 19 episodes, 1969-1970
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Storyline

Century Studios head John Bracken dominates the lives of film industry folk and wannabes through his secretary Sylvia. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The high-powered movie-world - glamorous, yes. but also harsh, cruel and dangerous. Moguls, starlets, directors, secretaries - all living intense personal dramas on the set and off. It's TV's newest scene, with an exciting cast of newcomers. Studio head Bracken is never seen, but Eleanor Parker's his right hand gal.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El precio de la fama See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(41 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In addition to occasional uncredited cameo appearances by notable movie stars, some members of the series crew, including cinematographer William Cronjager and film editor Bill Mosher make credited appearances. See more »

Crazy Credits

The character played by Dennis Cole is listed in the opening credits as actor/stuntman Davey Evans in the first 16 episodes. From episode 17-26, Cole's character was given a promotion as an assistant to studio chief John Bracken and is listed in the opening credits by the more formal David Evans. See more »

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Referenced in Mad Men: Time Zones (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Worlds
(Theme Song - Season 2)
Music by David Rose
Lyrics by Alan Bergman & Marilyn Bergman
Performed by The Lettermen
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Entertaining look into the Hollywood Studio, starlet, and star building system.
13 September 2006 | by haganthomas-1See all my reviews

This very short-lived series was totally entertaining and got me to the TV each week it was on as it shows one or two of the ways that movies get cast and made and the intrigue and treachery that can if you believe it be involved. That's what made Bracken's World entertaining as from top to bottom the studio head, the agents, the starlets feigned friendship or it was real and got hurt or the men and their efforts or dating complications across studios. Although this system is said gone in favor of today's star/agent driven self-building and star owned production companies maybe this would make Bracken's World even more entertaining now in comparison to how would such things work today. For instance having seen Inside Daisy Clover and learned what things like looping are and having watched Natalie Wood act out a breakdown on screen during some looping whenever I feel I can detect such a thing as voice dubbing/ syncing(looping) that is not quite right or sounds like someone else other than the actor in question in todays deleted scenes of dvds I cannot help but think of Bracken's World and the studio system and how stars and studios did it then and do it today. I remember being enthralled by the finagling of the actors and actresses on Bracken's World particularly Peter Haskell, Elizabeth Allen, Karen Jensen not Marten Jensen as I thought I had remembered and even Jeanne Cooper, Kay Chancellor of todays The Young & The Restless were regulars or made stops at Bracken's World.

I am not sure if this series is available on DVD but if it ever is hope it is the complete series and try it out. If for nothing else maybe the deleted scenes that might be included.


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