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.
Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor (#203) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
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.
Laurence Oliver and Vivien Leigh (#204) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
They were two of the biggest stars of stage and screen, and when they met both were married. Their affair was passionate and stormy, but survived the pressures of stardom and rivalry until Vivien Leigh contracted tuberculosis and gradually her whole personality began to change.
Howard Hughes and Ava Gardner (#205) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
She was a sultry sex goddess and he was a multi-millionaire playboy, aircraft designer, part-time movie producer and reclusive eccentric. Of all of the beautiful women in the world, she was the only woman who ever succeeded in capturing his heart.
Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall (#206) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
"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.
Marilyn Monroe and Joe Di Maggio (#207) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
He was America's great baseball legend. She was the most famous actress in the history of Hollywood. It was a whirlwind romance, but the pressures of fame would eventually wreck Marilyn's private life. Diaggio's career was over and he wanted a wife who would look after him.