The Studio System and the Golden Age of Hollywood: 1930s-Mid 1940s

Overview: The Studio System and the Golden Age of Hollywood

Citizen Kane (1941)
Citizen Kane (1941, Dir. Orson Welles)
Discussion questions on Citizen Kane
The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996; Dir. Thomas Lennon, Michael Epstein)

Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942, Dir. Michael Curtiz)
Jay Carr's essay from The A List: The National Society of Film Critics' 100 Essential Films

Cagney, Robinson, Davis, and Hepburn  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Cary Grant  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Frank Capra  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Fred Astaire and Shirley Temple  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Hollywood and the War  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Hitchcock in the 1930s & 1940s  from "The Story of Film: An Odyssey" 
Howard Hawks  from "The Story of Film: An Odyssey"  
Howard Hughes  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Jean Harlow and Clark Gable  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
John Ford  from "The Story of Film: An Odyssey" 
Preston Sturges  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
Walt Disney  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 
1939: The Wizard of Oz and Gone With the Wind  from TCM's "Moguls & Movie Stars" 

Snow White (1937)
His Girl Friday (1940, Dir. Howard Hawks)
Philadelphia Story (1940, Dir. George Cukor)
Sullivan's Travels (1942, Dir. Preston Sturges)