American Experience

Khrushchev Goes to Hollywood

Clip: Season 26 Episode 7 | 3m 32s

During his trip to America in 1959, Nikita Khrushchev stopped by 20th Century Fox studios in Los Angeles to mingle with some of Hollywood's biggest stars. While there, he ranted about his canceled trip to Disneyland, met Marilyn Monroe, and watched the filming of a scene from "Can-Can." "Cold War Roadshow" premieres November 18, 2014 on American Experience PBS.

Aired: 11/18/14

Rating: NR

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