Encyclopædia Britannica presents Hollywood and the World of Movies is a lively tour through the glamour of the movie business, from the silent screen idols to the stars of today. Chronicling the powerful and the beautiful along with the latest trends of the international motion picture industry, this CD-ROM will entertain and educate both the curious fan and the serious film buff. Find answers to questions like:

  • Who was named the top male film star of the 20th century by the American Film Institute?
  • Was it Julie Andrews or Grace Kelly who lost the part of Eliza to Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady?
  • Mike Nichols, directory of The Graduate, also founded what famous improv group?
  • When was Mickey Mouse created?


  • Brimming with facts about Hollywood today and the history that surrounds it!
  • Entertaining information at your fingertips—anything from Toto to Popeye
  • Oscar winners gallery: Full line-up of Oscar winners from the inception of the award ceremony
  • Colorful images that bring Hollywood glamour to life
  • Exceptional depth of information on Academy Award winners…in every category!
  • Browse articles A-Z or by subject such as actors, directors or film festivals
  • Thousands of online magazine articles and videos
  • More than 350 photos, 500 biographies, 220,000 Web links and much, much more!