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History vs. Hollywood is a television show on the History Channel in the United States. On the show, experts are interviewed on the historical accuracy of a film that is based on a historical event. For example the movie The Last Samurai was featured in one episode in which military historian Geoffrey Wawro, professor of history at the University of North Texas, and director of the university's Barsanti center for military-history, compared the movie with the actual events. On the show the expert guests discuss the factual accuracy of the film as well as the everyday objects that a person of the particular time period would have seen. In some episodes an expert or the host will go on a journey to the actual historical sites depicted in the film, or interview someone who witnessed the event firsthand. In each of the more than dozen episodes both expert guests and filmmakers will discuss the historical accuracy of the film dramatized.

The series was first released in 1999, and had been produced on a semi-regular basis continuing through at least 2005. The program was conceived and created by producer Steven Jack who also directed a majority of the episodes. Although the hour long programs were made for television most episodes were shot on 35mm film which heightened its authentic looking recreations and aided in earning critical praise for its efforts to both entertain and educate.

Series Cast

  1. Kyung Moon Hwang

    Self - Professor of Korean History, USC

    1 Episode

  2. Richard D. Zanuck

    Self (as Richard Zanuck)

    1 Episode

  3. Robert Altman

    Robert Altman

    Self

    1 Episode

  4. Kim Atwood

    Self (archive footage)

    1 Episode

  5. Elliott Gould

    Elliott Gould

    Self (archive footage)

    1 Episode

  6. Donald Sutherland

    Donald Sutherland

    Self

    1 Episode

  7. Tom Skerritt

    Tom Skerritt

    Self

    1 Episode

  8. Otto Apel

    Self - Surgeon, 8076 MASH

    1 Episode

  9. Harry S. Truman

    Harry S. Truman

    Self - President of the United States (archive footage)

    1 Episode

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Season 1

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History vs. Hollywood

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Status Ended

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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