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David Geffen - Film Comment: Susan Lacy on David Geffen

Susan Lacy, creator and executive producer of American Masters, explains the drive behind telling David Geffen's story, as well as the obstacles of capturing the life of a behind the scenes man. Lacy also takes time to answer viewers' questions about the film.

Jan 8th, 2013 | 0 comments

Philip Roth - Film Comment: Livia Manera, Co-Writer & Co-Director

An interview with Philip Roth: Unmasked co-writer and co-director Livia Manera, an Italian literary journalist and contributing editor to the literary pages of the leading Italian daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera.

Jan 1st, 2013 | 3 comments

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Timeline: The Years of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

The life and times of Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Dec 28th, 2012 | 0 comments

Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Photo Gallery: The Sister Rosetta Tharpe Archive

Sister Rosetta Tharpe in pictures.

Dec 21st, 2012 | 1 comment

Joffrey - Podcast: Joffrey Mavericks

It’s American Masters radio: the other AM, on the podcast dial. To expand the story beyond what could be included in the film, the producers of Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance started this audio interview series to record the many stories and perspectives from the people who were associated with the Joffrey Ballet over its 56 year history. Listen to the interviews and go deeper into the history of the company.

Dec 11th, 2012 | 0 comments

Joffrey - Photo Gallery: The Joffrey

They call The Joffrey Ballet “America’s Company of Firsts.” The first dance company to perform at the White House. The first to appear on television. The first American company to visit Russia. The first classical dance company to go multimedia. The first to commission a rock ‘n’ roll ballet. The first and only dance company to appear on the cover of Time. And the first company to have had a major motion picture based on it, Robert Altman’s The Company. See The Joffrey's moments of "firsts" through the years.

Dec 8th, 2012 | 0 comments

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Joffrey - Film Excerpt: The 'Parade' Revival

The Joffrey's revival of Leonide Massine's 'Parade'.

Dec 6th, 2012 | 0 comments

Joffrey - History of The Joffrey Ballet

In 1956, six young dancers made up what was then known as the Robert Joffrey Theater Dancers, an ensemble that toured around the United States in a borrowed station wagon pulling a U-Haul trailer filled with costumes and recorded music. Their mission was to spread an interest in classical ballet to areas that may not have ever seen it performed. Led by fellow dancer and budding choreographer Gerald Arpino, they danced in school gymnasiums, on university campuses and in small town theaters while their namesake stayed behind in New York City to run his studio and make money to pay the dancers’ salaries. From this meager beginning, the company rose to prominence as one of the major forces in American dance.

Nov 14th, 2012 | 0 comments

Carl Sandburg - Homepage: The Day Carl Sandburg Died

It's the life and times of Carl Sandburg on the AM website: Watch the film and see extended video interviews with the likes of Pete Seeger and the late and great Studs Terkel; hear Sandburg perform and sing in video and audio web features; read curated selections of his writing; plus more--Sandburg's words and world visualized in a series of digital posters, essays, and a photo exploration of the Sandburg archives.

Nov 10th, 2012 | 14 comments
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