Loretta Lynn — American Master in 2016 — to Release New Album “Full Circle”

Loretta Lynn — American Master in 2016 — to Release New Album “Full Circle”

Loretta Lynn's first new studio album in over ten years, Full Circle, will be released on March 4, 2016, the same day as the premiere of AMERICAN MASTERS Loretta Lynn: Still a Mountain Girl. The album featuring a duet with Willie Nelson and guest vocals by Elvis Costello was produced by Patsy Lynn Russell (Lynn's daughter) and John Carter Cash, and recorded at the Cash […]

Hedy Lamarr Documentary Co-Produced by Susan Sarandon Coming to American Masters

Hedy Lamarr Documentary Co-Produced by Susan Sarandon Coming to American Masters

On what would have been Hedy Lamarr's 101st birthday, Susan Sarandon's production company Reframed Pictures, American Masters and Submarine announced their partnership on a feature-length documentary film about 1940s screen siren. American Masters — Hedy: The Untold Story of Actress & Inventor Hedy Lamarr (w.t.) will be directed by Alexandra Dean.

First Documentary on Mike Nichols Will Launch 30th Season of American Masters

First Documentary on Mike Nichols Will Launch 30th Season of American Masters

An artistic trailblazer, Mike Nichols (Nov. 6, 1931 – Nov. 19, 2014) won an Oscar, a Grammy, four Emmys, nine Tonys, three BAFTAs and many other awards as a director, actor, writer, producer and comedian. His comedic partnership with Elaine May --- Nichols and May --- revolutionized comedy in the late 1950s and early 1960s. May is the director of American Masters: Mike Nichols, premiering […]

James Baldwin and Margaret Mead in Conversation – Revisited

James Baldwin and Margaret Mead in Conversation – Revisited

This week, a post from Maria Popova's insightful blog Brainpickings.org brought to our attention the 7.5-hour conversation between Margaret Mead and writer and American Master James Baldwin, which was recorded in 1970. In our pre-election year and in light of the Ferguson and Eric Garner tragedies, Popova drew out the conversation's themes that still resonate in our society and are topics in the presidential debates.