5 DVD Sets From 5 Greats

With some artists, seeing just one film isn't enough. You want them all


The top box-office star of the '30s was 6 years old when she became a leading lady. Kids by the millions wanted her curls, her doll, the nonalcoholic cocktail named for her. Oh, there was a clockwork tinge to her adorability, her sugary films were anathema to sophisticates, and parts of her plantation musicals (such as The Little Colonel and The Littlest Rebel in this set) were, and are, criminally patronizing. But even Dakota Fanning doesn't hit every one out of the park and, man, Shirley could tap-dance--dance away the Depression, some said, or at...

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