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
Barbara Hutton and Cary Grant (Episode #211)
KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 26, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
Beneath the suavely handsome exterior of one of Hollywood's most desirable leading men lay a deeply troubled soul. The dark side of Cary Grant was to doom a marriage which seemed to have been made in heaven.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 27, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
James and Gloria Stewart (Episode #210)
KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 19, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
One of the legendary love matches in Hollywood history. Stewart was the all-American boy - movie star and war hero - whose marriage reflected the title of one of his best-loved films, It's a Wonderful Life.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Jean Harlow and William Powell (Episode #209)
KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 12, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
The Blonde Bombshell meets The Thin Man, a movie partnership that set the screen alight. But was Harlow's tragic early death related to their romance?
- KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 13, 2014 -- 2:00 AM
Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth (Episode #208)
KQED Plus: Wed, Feb 5, 2014 -- 8:00 PM
The press dubbed them 'Beauty and the Brain'. Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth were a remarkable combination of Hollywood opposites, the man who made Citizen Kane and the sultry sex goddess who set the screen ablaze in Gilda.
- KQED Plus: Thu, Feb 6, 2014 -- 2:00 AM