The 1930s saw the newly born genre of the Hollywood musical blossom with artistry and variety never before imagined. For many film goers the Hollywood musical gave them escape and hope during the troubled years of The Depression. The screen partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers brought sizzling romance to the screen. Musical child stars such as Jane Withers, Deanna Durbin, Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney and the biggest, little star of the decade, Shirley Temple brightened the doldrums of The Depression. Includes profiles of Sonja Henie, Betty Grable and the superstar of song, Alice Faye. Singing cowboys like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers burst upon the scene creating an entirely new genre, the musical western. Includes clips and extended interviews and stories from Debbie Reynolds, Dom Deluise, Donald Saddler and Gloria Stuart. In black and white and colour.