Set in the waning days of Tinseltown's silent era, the bittersweet romantic comedy "Hollywood Cavalcade" (1939) follows actress Alice Faye, director Don Ameche, and their unspoken mutual attraction through a series of career and personal ups and downs; with Buster Keaton and Al Jolson as themselves. '20s New York songstress Alice tries to keep con artist beau Tyrone Power out of jail as her Ziegfeld Girl career takes off in "Rose of Washington Square" (1939), loosely based on the wife of Fanny Brice; Jolson co-stars. WWI army buddies John Payne and Jack Oakie become partners in the new medium of radio, but when the pair's smalltime operation is squashed, Payne's singing star wife (Faye) seeks out old flame Cesar Romero for a loan in "The Great American Broadcast" (1941). Barbary Coast saloon owner Payne woos socialite Lynn Bari, much to star performer Alice's dismay, in the lively "Hello, Frisco, Hello" (1943); includes the Oscar-winning tune "You'll Never Know." And USO entertainers Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Mitzi Mayfair, and Martha Raye are the "Four Jills in a Jeep" (1944) whose shows include guest turns by Faye, Carmen Miranda, Phil Silvers, and other stars. 7 2/3 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English. Four-disc set.