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.
Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance by Charles Atlas examines one of the 20th century's greatest choreographers, Merce Cunningham, and was completed when Cunningham was 80. He brought innovative, brilliant imagination, and new areas of expression to the world of dance. His first concert was in New York City in 1944. This one-hour film offers viewers exciting retrospective footage and a palpable feel for his now-historic collaborations with Martha Grahm, John Cage, Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns, and insight into the creative process itself through intimate footage of Cunningham's daily routines at home, around town and in the ...
A profile of the career of the ground-breaking musician and producer Quincy Jones.
An examination of the themes and characters of the noted novelist.
The story of the dreams and accomplishments of Samuel Goldwyn, a determined immigrant who founded a Hollywood movie dynasty.
The film follows Hollywood star Gregory Peck on a tour of speaking engagements, as well as at home with his family in America and Italy. His career is illustrated by extracts from such movies as To Kill a Mockingbird, Roman Holiday, Cape Fear and MacArthur.