Season 16 - American Masters (1985)
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Season 16 Series:

07 Oct 2001
S16, Ep1 - Goldwyn: The Man and His Movies


Documentary on the legendary Hollywood movie mogul, who created his own independent production company to produce such classics as Dodsworth, Stella Dallas, Wuthering Heights, The Little Foxes, Pride of the Yankees, and The Best Years of Our Lives, among many others. Based on the biography by A. Scott Berg.
14 Oct 2001
S16, Ep2 - F. Scott Fitzgerald: Winter Dreams


21 Oct 2001
S16, Ep3 - Richard Rodgers: The Sweetest Sounds


18 Nov 2001
S16, Ep4 - Quincy Jones: In the Pocket


28 Nov 2001
S16, Ep5 - Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records


A history of Memphis' Sun Records, the legendary label that started the careers of such rock and country icons as Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. Included are archival footage and interviews with many rock and country artists who either recorded for Sun or knew owner Sam Phillips.
16 Dec 2001
S16, Ep6 - Merce Cunningham: A Lifetime of Dance


A nice summary of the work of Merce Cunningham, with beautiful clips from old and new dances and an explanation of the way in which he has and continues to revolutionize dance.
19 Feb 2002
S16, Ep7 - Ralph Ellison: An American Journey


This documentary presents a portrait of African American author Ralph Ellison, one of the great American novelists of the twentieth century.
01 Mar 2002
S16, Ep8 - Gene Kelly: Anatomy of a Dancer


A documentary on Gene Kelly.