Released today, “Hollywood: The Oral History” written by Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson was assembled from AFI’s treasure trove of interviews and “reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today.”
The book’s authors noted that the AFI Archive is unparalleled in the depth and breadth of its recorded history of Hollywood. Using the records collected and protected by the AFI Archive, the book includes insight from the people behind the scenes – the insiders – whose stories have been archived by the American Film Institute.
Below are just a few of the videos from the thousands and thousands of hours of videos and interviews exploring the entire history of American film that can be found in the AFI Archive. Subscribe to AFI’s YouTube Channel, Instagram and TikTok to view even more.