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Bing Crosby (1903 - 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20th century.

Sep 19th, 2014 | 0 comments

Alice Walker - Biography and Awards

A selection of awards and list of works by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker.

Feb 14th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Mel Brooks - American Master Mel Brooks Talks about Friend and Mentor Sid Caesar

Comedic legend Sid Caesar passed away February 12, 2014 at the age of 91. Caesar was a friend and mentor to Mel Brooks and the two worked together through much of Brooks’ early career. See Brooks talk about Caesar’s genius for comedy in this film excerpt from American Masters Mel Brooks: Make A Noise.

Feb 13th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Watch film and chat with filmmakers Karen Thorsen and Douglas K. Dempsey; AFROPUNK; and activist Kenyon Farrow, Wednesday, February 19 at 6 pm.

Feb 9th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - #SheDocs Online Film Festival Kicks Off With Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth

American Masters, in partnership with Women and Girls Lead, presents the special online social screening of Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, as part of the official launch of the #SheDocs online film festival.

Feb 9th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - Web Exclusive Video: Alice Walker Describes Creativity

"Creation is a sustained period of bliss..." says writer Alice Walker in this web exclusive outtake from Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth.

Feb 6th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - Interview with Film Director Pratibha Parmar

Parmar talks about Walker's literary canon, the challenge of visual storytelling when the topic is literature, and what Parmar wanted to achieve, both artistically and as a record of Walker's contributions to women's history.

Feb 6th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - Film Excerpt. What's in a Name to Alice Walker

Alice Walker shares why she chose to keep and embrace her maiden name.

Feb 4th, 2014 | 0 comments

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Alice Walker - Web Exclusive Video: Danny Glover on Alice Walker

Actor and activist Danny Glover played the male lead in The Color Purple (1985), the film adaptation of Alice Walker's novel. In this film outtake, Glover speaks about Walker's literary work in the context of her continuous activism, beginning with the Civil Rights Movement in the South, where she was born and raised.

Feb 4th, 2014 | 0 comments
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