American Masters

  • 1986
  • TV Show
  • TV-PG

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...

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Hitchcock, Selznick & the End of Hollywood

First Aired: November 1, 1999

“Hitchcock, Selznick & the End of Hollywood” charts the stormy seven-year (1939-46) collaboration between the fabled director and the producer of “Gone with the Wind.” The two made such movies as “Rebecca” (1940) and “Spellbound” (1945) together, but they clashed constantly and fundamentally. When they parted, Selznick's best work was behind him and the word “auteur” was beginning to be applied to directors. As for Hitchcock, he was becoming “a genre all to himself,” says narrator Gene Hackman.

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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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