Season 20, Episode 8 Sketches of Frank Gehry
First Aired: September 27, 2006
“Sketches of Frank Gehry” is director Sydney Pollack's absorbing profile of architect Gehry. It includes conversations at Gehry's home, studio and construction sites; his erratic drawings and their development into completed structures, including the new Disney Concert Hall in L.A.. Also: other Gehry-designed buildings; comments from, among others, architect Philip Johnson, Dennis Hopper, Michael Eisner, Barry Diller and Bob Geldof. The effort is Pollack's first feature-length documentary.
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- Premise: An acclaimed series of biographies of artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians and Hollywood stars. Profiles of Alexander Calder, Paul Simon, Charlie Chaplin and music producer John Hammond won Peabody Awards, while films about Edward R. Murrow, Lucille Bal… (more)