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Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. Crosby's estate, HLC Properties, Ltd., granted American Masters unprecedented access to the entertainer's personal and professional archives, including never-before-seen home movies, Dictabelt recordings, photos and more.
From visiting a haunted house for a spooky party, to learning about 'Gourd Day' - a kind of Mesozoic Halloween, this DVD, available prior to October 31, features fun-filled stories the entire family will enjoy! Buddy and his adoptive family of Pteranodons go on whimsical adventures through prehistoric jungles, swamps, volcanoes, and oceans as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history, and paleontology.
The first set of its kind dedicated to the comedic trio and their more than 50 performances on TV programs, many not seen anywhere in decades. The collection also features a 40-page book with rare photos from the Marx Brothers family archive, program notes and an essay by Marx Brothers historian Robert S. Bader.
The first set of its kind dedicated to the comedic trio. The set features more than 50 performances on TV programs including The GE Theater, The DuPont Show with June Allyson, The Jack Benny Program, The Jackie Gleason Show, The Colgate Comedy Hour, The Dick Cavett Show, All Star Revue, The Dinah Shore Chevy Show, The Kraft Music Hall, The Red Skelton Hour, The RCA Victor Show, The Perry Como Show, The Arthur Murray Party, Championship Bridge, Celebrity Golf, Celebrity Billiards and many, many more.
In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states. Working together, they canvassed for voter registration, created Freedom Schools and established the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with the goal of challenging the segregationist state Democratic Party at the national convention in Atlantic City.
Compelling documentary that follows inventor Tim Jenison as he tries to reveal the tools and techniques used by Vermeer to create his life-like works of art 150 years before the invention of photography. Jenison's wildly ambitious quest stretches across the globe and culminates with his attempt at recreating Vermeer's masterpiece, 'The Music Lesson.' In the process something magical happens.
This three-part documentary series explores both the famous and little known aspects of the Civil War from the perspectives of the Union, the Confederacy and the millions of enslaved Americans struggling for freedom. Hosted by Ashley Judd, country singer Trace Adkins and Dennis Haysbert -all of whom have ancestors who were greatly affected by the war.
Great Performances presents a look at the British invasion 50 years after both the Dave Clark Five and the Beatles hit our shores. Features newly filmed interviews with Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Stevie Wonder sharing their memories of how the music of the '60s and the cultural revolution of 1964 changed their lives forever.
A new film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context and importance of President Lincoln's most powerful address.
Andrei Tarkovsky's brooding late masterpiece, a darkly poetic vision of exile. It was the first of his features to be made outside of Russia, the home to which he would never return. Tarkovsky explained that in Russian the word 'nostalghia' conveys 'the love for your homeland and the melancholy that arises from being far away.'
In the first film biography about Hamlisch, award-winning filmmaker and four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein (Carol Channing: Larger Than Life, Gotta Dance, ShowBusiness: The Road To Broadway) presents a deeply personal, insider portrait of one of the greatest artists of our time. The film includes candid new interviews with Hamlisch's family, friends and A-list collaborators like wife Terre Blair Hamlisch, Barbra Streisand, Carly Simon, Steven Soderbergh, Quincy Jones, Christopher Walken, Sir Tim Rice.
What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? In the wake of the tragic events in Newtown, a growing body of scientific research is bringing us closer to understanding the complex web of circumstances that can conspire to produce a rampage killer: uncontrolled violent urges, depression, and perceived social isolation.
Everybody's Big Favorite Red Dog Turns 50! Just in time for Valentine's Day, everyone can join the fun with Clifford and his pals.
They belong to a cast of characters more than 120 species strong, and they make their entrance decked out in feathers shimmering with a rainbow of iridescence. Their colorfully descriptive names are stage-ready - Buffleheads, Canvasbacks, Redheads, Pintails, Goldeneyes and Ruddies. They all play their parts, but the star of this show is the spectacular Wood Duck, whose dramatic and brightly-colored good looks would be the envy of any matinee idol. Sit back and enjoy the ride as Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck meet, mate, and raise a family of the some of the cutest and most courageous little ducklings you're ever likely to see.
In celebration of YESTERDAY's release of UNIVERSAL CLASSIC MONSTERS: The Essential Collection, and HALLOWEEN TODAY we have an embeddable slideshow of rarely seen images from the films! Even in black and white, these creatures continue to haunt and horrify audiences.
Digitally restored from high resolution film elements in perfect high-definition picture and perfect high-definition sound for the first time ever, Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection,brings together the very best of Universal's legendary monsters--imaginative and technically groundbreaking tales of terror that launched a uniquely American movie genre. Each iconic film is accompanied by an array of bonus features that tell the fascinating story of its creation and history, including behind-the-scenes documentaries, filmmaker commentaries, interviews, storyboards, photo galleries, and trailers.
ESPN will commemorate the Greatest Rock'n'Roll Band In The World, The Rolling Stones' 50th Anniversary on Monday nights throughout the National Football League season this fall with Legend to Legend, a unique collaboration with the Universal Music Group that will combine Monday Night Football highlights with classic tracks from thelegendary band featuring Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood.
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