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Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Cranbrook

Charles and Ray met at the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan, but they also absorbed an approach to design there that had a profound affect on their later work. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Charles’ Uniform

Find out about Charles Eames’ decision to dress himself in similar clothes every day as a uniform – something he believed saved his energy for decision making at the office. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Outtakes: Scripts

Art historian Judith Wechsler tells a story about the time Charles Eames threw out one of her scripts and taught her a valuable lesson in the process. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th anniversary […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Outtakes: Ray Driving

Friends recount that Ray Eames was so obsessed with the visual world around her that she couldn’t keep her eyes on the road. Narrated by James Franco, Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th anniversary season finale of American […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Outtakes: L.A. Unrestrained

In archival footage from “An Eames Celebration,” a film for WNET created in 1973, Charles Eames describes the city of Los Angeles as an illustration of what happens when design lacks constraints. Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter premieres nationally Monday, December 19 at 10 p.m. (check local listings) as the 25th […]

Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Essay: A Short Biography of Charles and Ray Eames

Charles and Ray Eames headed the most creative design office in post World War II America. Frequently photographed in matching clothes, poses, or both, each brought a rich array of talents to their life/work partnership (1941-1978) as well as a contagious enthusiasm for life and art.

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Interview: Filmmaker Robert B. Weide

Robert Weide followed the notoriously private Woody Allen over a year and a half to create the ultimate film biography, Woody Allen: A Documentary. In this interview, find out how Weide gained access for filming and what he learned about Woody Allen’s creative process.

Bill T. Jones: A Good Man

Full Episode

Bill T. Jones, the recipient of a prestigious MacArthur “genius” grant and winner of two Tony Awards, has been named “an irreplaceable treasure” by the The Dance Heritage Coalition. Above all, he is a socially conscious choreographer who never shies away from controversy — tackling thorny subjects such as race and politics with elegance and […]

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen vs Manhattan

After critical success of Manhattan, Woody’s emotions about his celebrated film are conflicted. Woody Allen: A Documentary premieres nationally Sunday, November 20 from 9-11 p.m. and Monday, November 21 from 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 25th anniversary season of American Masters.

Woody Allen: A Documentary

Woody Allen at Tamiment

Woody Allen describes how he cut his teeth writing comedy sketches at the Tamiment, a Poconos resort. Woody Allen: A Documentary premieres nationally Sunday, November 20 from 9-11 p.m. and Monday, November 21 from 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the 25th anniversary season of American Masters.