Great Romances of the 20th Century
What were the circumstances that brought together some of the 20th Century's most well-known couples? Plundering a wealth of film archive, these programs take you behind the scenes to unlock the secrets of some of the most romantic stories ever told. Hepburn and Tracy; Garland and Minelli; Ball and Arnaz; Hepburn and Ferrer; Wayne and Dietrich; Wagner and Wood; Radner and Wilder; Newman and Woodward; Henry and Shirlee Fonda; Brooks and Bancroft.
Great Romances of the 20th Century Previous Broadcasts
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (Episode #206)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."
It was almost love at first sight on the set of Howard Hawks' To Have And Have Not when the moody tough guy played opposite the 19-year-old tall willowy blonde with the huskiest of voices. The exchange, crackling with sexual static, was the prelude to a passionate love affair and one of the happiest marriages in Tinseltown.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor (Episode #203)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 26, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
They were Hollywood's greatest match: a flamboyant couple that could neither live with nor without one another. They were married and divorced twice but, even when married to other people, continued to care for each other to Burton's death.
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman (Episode #108)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 3:30 PM
They are two of Hollywood's most successful actors. Their careers span several decades - as does their marriage, an antidote to cynics who claim that genuine romance cannot flourish in Tinseltown.
JFK Jr & Carolyn Bessette (Episode #315)
KQED Plus: Sun, Jul 5, 2015 -- 3:00 PM
The ill-starred Kennedy family suffered another in a long line of tragedies when an air crash ended the seemingly glamorous marraige between JFK's heir and his beautiful PR girl wife.