Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center (Warren, Mich.), Saarinen also designed modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair. His sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.
The musical career and startling technical innovations of a 20th-century guitar and sound recording master, Les Paul.
How Ahmet Ertegun built a recording industry empire in the decades after World War II.
Literary scholars and authors to examine the characters, plots, and themes of seven American novels that deal with wealth, poverty, and the nature of success and failure. Passages from each book are dramatized through animated still photography intercut with original and archival footage.
Frank Gehry loves to sketch. It is the beginning of his architectural process. From Gehry’s sketches flow the models, one after another, each a refinement, that will eventually become finished buildings unlike any others in the architectural world. It is this sketch quality, what he calls the “tentativeness, the messiness,” that Gehry clings to as a way of guarding against formula or repetition. And it is this sketch quality that Sydney Pollack was so keen to explore in this film.
Marilyn Monroe: Still Life, by director Gail Levin, explores Monroe as the icon of the 20th century via photography, which was perhaps, her greatest "love affair."