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.
Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh (#214) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
In the early Fifties it was hard to decide who was prettier - the dashing star of Some Like it Hot and countless universal hokum adventures, or his beautiful wife, who was famously murdered in the shower in Hitchcock's Psycho. She loyally supported him by subordinating her career to his and providing him with a famous daughter.
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Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr (#215) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
He was a Hollywood prince. She was a girl from the wrong side of the tracks who clawed her way to the top, like the heroine of so many of her movies.
Ronald and Nancy Reagan (#301) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
From the B-hive to the White House. Behind Ronnie's easy charm lay Nancy's steely determination. It pushed the future President every step of the way to the most important job in the world.
Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow (#302) Duration: 59:00 STEREO TVRE
The Dust Bowl bandits whose blood-splattered folie ? deux became a Depression legend and the basis for Arthur Penn's Oscar-winning movie. They loved and died in a blaze of bullets.
Queen Elizabeth & Prince Philip (#303) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
When the English princess married Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, son of Prince Andrew of Greece and a great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria, at Westminster Abbey on 20 November1947, it was the beginning of one of the most successful unions in the history of the Royal family. From the feted young couple of the 1940s to the guardians of today's monarchy, Elizabeth and Philip have travelled a long road to which is by no means over.
Jimmy & Rosalyn Carter (#304) Duration: 26:00 STEREO TVRE
Reviled by many Americans when Jimmy stepped down from the Presidency, the Carters have become one of the most affectionately regarded couples in American life.