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
Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman (Episode #108)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 30, 2013 -- 8:00 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.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 31, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Gilda Radner and Gene Wilder (Episode #107)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 23, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
When two of Hollywood's zaniest comic talents were married, it seemed like the start of a great movie partner-ship, but cancer claimed Gilda after five short years.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner (Episode #106)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 16, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
Two of the most handsome stars of the 1950s who fell in, out of, and in love again. Their nine-year second marriage was cut tragically short by a boating accident.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 17, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Marlene Dietrich and John Wayne (Episode #105)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
One of Hollywood's unlikeliest star couples. The Ringo Kid and Lola had a passionate affair in the starspangled Forties.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 10, 2013 -- 2:00 AM
Audry Hepburn and Mel Ferrer (Episode #104)
KQED Plus: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 -- 8:00 PM
The gamine Hepburn was a bewitching elfin spirit in 1950s Hollywood. Ferrer was the handsome leading man she married and with whom she co-starred in War and Peace.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 3, 2013 -- 2:00 AM