The golden age of Hollywood, before the 1960s dawned.
American actor, author and film director Peter Bogdanovich shares his views of the movie industry in Hollywood, using his own archive of recordings. Featuring James Stewart, John Ford, Howard Hawks and Alfred Hitchcock in conversation and Cybill Shepherd reveals what it was like to have Orson Welles as a house guest.
The Last Picture Show placed Peter Bogdanovich in the vanguard of what was dubbed New Hollywood.
The director and historian looks at the changes in Hollywood since his arrival there in 1961 - from the rise of independent film makers to the influence of television.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2007.