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.
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.
Jackie Bouvier & John F Kennedy (#305) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
Jackie Bouvier's marriage to John F Kennedy sealed a high-profile political relationship. But there was far more to Jackie than a dutiful wife coping with her husband's philandering.
Edward VIII & Mrs Simpson (#307) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
He was the uncrowned King of England, and as such was forbidden to marry a Catholic. She was an American divorcee, and an adherent of the forbidden faith. In a scandal that could have brought down the British Monarchy, Edward VIII gave up his throne for love and they lived in exile until they died.
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth (#308) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
Greeted by an uncertain public following his brother, Edward VIII's abdication, George VI and his beautiful young wife Mary, went on to become an inspiration to the nation during World War II. But he never wanted to become king and the strain led to his early death.