If you haven't watched the 1980 series documentary "Hollywood," you are missing out on a fantastic look into early Hollywood history. There are 13 episodes in all. I recommend you start with the first one, "The Pioneers."
You'll see wonderful interviews with the stars and directors as well as many clips from the old films. IMDB calls it the "definitive documentary about the American silent film industry." Narrated by James Mason, it features current-to-the-time interviews with Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, Viola Dana, Lillian Gish, Leatrice Joy, Anita Loos, Blanche Sweet, Bessie Love, Allan Dwan, King Vidor and many more.
What are you waiting for? Go watch it!
Hollywood, Episode 1: The Pioneers (YouTube)
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