American Masters

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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 Ball, Buster Keaton, Lillian Gish and Leonard Bernstein (among others) won Emmys, and a study of the Algonquin...

Season 25, Episode 8 Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter

First Aired: December 19, 2011

James Franco narrates the story of husband-and-wife designers Charles and Ray Eames, who helped shape the second half of the 20th century through their inventive designs, including the popular Eames chair. The documentary includes remarks from Charles' daughter Lucia; grandson Eames Demetrios; filmmaker Paul Schrader; TED founder Richard Saul Wurman; architect Kevin Roche; Eames Office employees; and design historians.

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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)

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