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Cary Grant: The Leading Man
Episode 4 of Hollywood Collection
Cary Grant was the very essence of a movie star: a man every woman loved and every man wanted to be. His deft comic style merged easily with his strength as a romantic leading man. But the suave exterior concealed…
Audrey Hepburn Remembered
Episode 2 of Hollywood Collection
Audrey Hepburn was one of movies best-loved stars, blessed with beauty, talent, an elegant sophistication, and an enduring aura of youthful innocence. As Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF, she spoke for the world's suffering children and families, earning an affection and…
Kon-Tiki
This is the classic Academy-Award winning documentary film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been…
Red Dot on the Ocean - Sailing Alone Through the Northwest Passage
Once labeled a "youth-at-risk," Matt Rutherford risks it all in a death-defying attempt to be the first person to sail alone and nonstop around North and South America. Professional sailors called him crazy and declared the journey "a suicide mission."…
The Real Middle Earth - Creating the Lord of the Rings
J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings is the most popular work of fiction ever created. It is a tale of epic proportions held together by its unforgettable setting, Middle Earth. The great trilogy introduced the world to Gandalf, Frodo…
Silent Wings: The American Glider Pilots of WWII
From the early race to build gliders to the D-Day invasion at Normandy and Nazi Germany's final surrender, Silent Wings - The American Glider Pilots of WWII narrated by Hal Holbrook, reveals the critical role gliders played in World War…
Four Horsemen - A Look at the World Economy
The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments, religion and mainstream economists have stalled. Twenty-three international thinkers come together and break their silence about how the…
Blood and Oil
Except for the Dardanelles/Gallipoli campaigns, the extensive combat operations in the Middle East during World War I have been largely overlooked in documentary programs. Given the historical significance of the Ottoman Empire's demise in 1918, and the ongoing importance of…
Steve McQueen: Man of The Edge
Episode 18 of Hollywood Collection
Abandoned by his father, he was a reform school kid with nothing going for him and a giant chip on his shoulder. He joined the Marines, but never stayed far from trouble. Then he discovered acting - and the woman…
Anthony Quinn
Episode 1 of Hollywood Collection
Born in Mexico, he became the main family provider when his father died in an accident. So began the story of a man who had a "thousand jobs" before acting in a film of Cecil B. DeMille - and who…
Joan Crawford Always the Star
Episode 11 of Hollywood Collection
This glamorous and hugely popular actress raised herself from brutal poverty to Academy Award-winning stardom by guts, determination and hard work. During her fifty-year career, she made over eighty films. But her obsessive perfectionism led to the later caricature of…
Riviera Cocktail: Edward Quinn
No other photographer has captured the far-flung social and cultural life of the Cote d'Azur in the fifties with such intelligent verve and remarkably gentle irony as the Irishman Edward Quinn (1920 - 1997). For over a decade, Quinn showed…
Shirley MacLaine Kicking Up Her Heels
Episode 16 of Hollywood Collection
Shirley MacLaine was the product of a strict middle-class background from which she and her brother, the future actor Warren Beatty, escaped into the fantasy world of show-biz. Her ballet training and her long-legged pixie charm led to rapid success…
Robert Mitchum: The Reluctant Star
Episode 14 of Hollywood Collection
This entertainment special looks at the life and career of one of Hollywood's consummate leading men, narrated with good humor by Mitch himself.His father was half Blackfoot Indian and was killed when Mitch was only two. Raised by a hardworking…
Ingrid Bergman: Remembered
Episode 9 of Hollywood Collection
Her name conjures up beauty, grace, talent and style. One of the greatest actresses of her time, she is best remembered for a natural and vulnerable persona which was so genuine and alluring. Her cinematic contributions produced such classics as…
Grace Kelly: The American Princess
Episode 7 of Hollywood Collection
She came from a wealthy and competitive Philadelphia family, but the life of well-brought up society held little appeal for this acclaimed beauty. She left for New York City and worked hard as a model, stage actor and TV player.…
Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold
Episode 13 of Hollywood Collection
Narrated with gentle self-deprecating humor and honesty by the star himself, this Special features clips from such films as Educating Rita, The Man Who Would Be King, Alfie, California Suite, Hannah And Her Sisters, Mona Lisa, Sleuth, Deathtrap, Zulu, and…
Gregory Peck: His Own Man
Episode 8 of Hollywood Collection
One of Hollywood's most enduring and popular stars draws on his memories to tell the amusing and touching story of how it was when the studios ruled supreme, and a shy and inarticulate boy from a broken family could rise…
Burt Lancaster Daring to Reach
Episode 3 of Hollywood Collection
Burt Lancaster went from street-wise tough to art-collector liberal-activist, from circus-acrobat hunk to Academy Award winner. Born November 2, 1913, Burton Stephen Lancaster, later "Burt Lancaster" was one of five children of a New York City postal worker. Burt recalled…
Whisky - The Islay Edition
Whisky - The Islay Edition is a one-hour documentary special about the magic of the golden liquid called whisky and the small island off the coast of Scotland which has been called "the Capital of Whisky." The Scottish island of…