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A&E Biography

 

1. A&E Biography--Andy Warhol 

 

 

One of television's most popular non-fiction series looks at the daring work and dramatic life of a man who spawned a revolution in the world of pop art. This program looks at his landmark creations, his controversial use of existing images, and the colorful world in which Warhol existed. 50 mins.

                            VHS: S53477 

 

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2. A&E Biography--Ann-Margret: Sugar & Spice

 

 

The popular television documentary series turns its attention to the fetching star of Carnal Knowledge, Bye Bye Birdie, Magic, Viva Las Vegas and dozens of other films from nearly 40 years in movies and television. 50 mins

                            VHS: S44169 

 

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3. A&E Biography--Anne Frank: The Life of a Young Girl

 

 

The story of the young girl who became a worldwide symbol of the tragedy of the Holocaust is retold in this installment of the popular Biography series. The riveting events Frank shared in her remarkable diary are detailed. 1998, 50 mins.

                            VHS: S37102 

 

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4. A&E Biography--Beethoven: The Sound and the Fury

 

 

Learn about the tormented life of the musical genius whose symphonies and other compositions have awed listeners and performers alike for centuries. From his first public concert at age seven to his traumatic hearing loss, this program details the life of a master. 50 mins.

                             VHS: S40765 

 

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5. A&E Biography--Bob Hope: America's Entertainer

 

 

A comic institution for the better part of this century, Bob Hope has conquered the Broadway stage, radio, television and the movies. The "Road" films, his wartime revues and his frequent television specials have extended Hope's appeal to several generations. His long career and life outside of show business are covered in this episode of the popular documentary series. 100 mins.

                           VHS: S35562

 

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6. A&E Biography--Brian Wilson: A Beach Boy's Tale 

His tormented private life often overwhelmed his musical genius, but Brian Wilson continuously rebounded from personal hardships to create some of the greatest pop songs in history. 100 mins.

                             VHS: S40581

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7. A&E Biography--Cary Grant: Hollywood's Leading Man

 

He was the quintessential Hollywood star--handsome, talented and adept at both comedy and drama. Biography looks at the life and times of this Hollywood legend. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40584 

 

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41. A&E Biography: Charles Lindbergh--Against the Wind

 

 

The popular series devoted to the lives of historical figures and celebrities examines the tumultuous life and times of the legendary aviator. 50 mins.

 

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VHS: S56872 

 

8. A&E Biography--Charles Schulz 

 

 

Biography looks at the life and career achievements of the man who changed the way people read the funnies with his universally adored comic strip Peanuts. Find out about the experiences, hopes and worries that led to the creation of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the rest. 50 mins.

 

  

  

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9. A&E Biography--Dalai Lama: The Soul of Tibet

 

 

The historical and spiritual background of the Tibetan holy leader is covered, from the men identified as the Dalai Lama in the past, to the man who is currently recognized as the human embodiment of the soul. Interviews and news footage reveal the social significance of this religious figure. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40375

 

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10. A&E Biography--Diana: The True Story

 

 

From her fairy tale marriage to her untimely demise, Diana, Princess of Wales, was an object of adoration, scrutiny and scandal. This program looks into the private affairs of a very public figure. 100 mins

VHS: 

S35563 

 

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11. A&E Biography--Don Knotts: Nervous Laughter

 

 

Immortalized as Barney Fife on TV's The Andy Griffith Show, Don Knotts has kept film and television audiences laughing for over 50 years. This Biography installment looks at the life and times of the star of The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. 50 mins

VHS: 

S44170 

 

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12. A&E Biography--Donna Reed: I'll Take the Moon

 

 

Few actresses have defined the public's idea of the "All-American Girl" as well as Donna Reed. This episode of Biography looks at the career of the star of It's a Wonderful Life, From Here to Eternity, The Benny Goodman Story and many others. 50 mins

VHS: 

S44171 

 

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13. A&E Biography--Doris Day: It's Magic

 

 

One of the most popular leading ladies of the 1950's and '60s, Doris Day seemed to have it all in hit films like Pillow Talk and Young at Heart. As this Biography program shows, however, Day's life has been filled with much pain as well as joy. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44172 

 

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14. A&E Biography--Edgar Allan Poe

 

 

He is the uncontested master of the macabre, a man whose melancholy nature made his own life as tragic as one of his dark tales. An A & E Biography.

VHS: 

S30839 

 

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15. A&E Biography--Elizabeth I: Virgin Queen

 

 

She came to power, and remained there, with a brilliant blend of forcefulness and diplomacy, and her reign changed the face of British and world history. This installment of A&E's documentary series looks at one of the dominating figures of royalty. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S38021 

 

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16. A&E Biography--Ella Fitzgerald: Forever Ella

 

 

Frank Sinatra said she was the greatest singer he ever heard and millions of others agreed. This Biography episode profiles the extraordinary life and talent of the one and only Ella. 100 mins.

VHS: 

S40766 

 

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17. A&E Biography--Ernie Kovacs: Please Stand By

 

 

Since the medium was invented, no one has brought a more innovative and risk-taking approach to television than comedian Ernie Kovacs. Television's popular documentary series looks at Kovacs' short but dramatic life, which included the kidnapping of his children by his ex-wife. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44173 

 

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18. A&E Biography--George C. Scott: Power & Glory

 

 

A&E's popular documentary series looks at the life and career of the commanding actor George C. Scott, who left a lasting impression on American film with his intense performances in such films as Dr. Strangelove, Hardcore, and the Oscar-winning Patton. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44174 

 

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19. A&E Biography--Harrison Ford: The Reluctant Hero

 

 

With a string of blockbuster hits such as Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Fugitive and Air Force One, Harrison Ford has become one of Hollywood's biggest stars while remaining one of its most private citizens. Biography looks at the movies and closely guarded personal life of this superstar of the silver screen. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44175 

 

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20. A&E Biography--Houdini: The Great Escape

 

 

An expert contortionist and master of illusion, The Great Houdini fascinated vaudeville audiences around the world. Among other tricks, he escaped from a submerged crate, walked through a brick wall and promised to come back from the dead if it were possible. His fascinating story as both a showman and a celebrity is told on this video. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S29417

 

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21. A&E Biography--Irving Berlin: An American Song

 

 

Noted critics, writers and performers such as Bernadette Peters, Mandy Patinkin and Bobby Short share their thoughts about one of America's greatest songwriters. This program also summarizes the life and career highlights of the brilliant tunesmith behind White Christmas, There's No Business Like Show Business and countless other standards. 100 mins.

VHS: 

S40764 

 

VHS

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22. A&E Biography--John Steinbeck: An American Writer

 

 

Few writers have captured the flavor of American life the way John Steinbeck did in such literary classics as The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, Cannery Row and Of Mice and Men. This episode of Biography delves into the life of the man behind the books. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44806 

 

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23. A&E Biography--John Wayne: American Legend

 

 

Few film stars have had the staying power or matched the cultural impact of John Wayne. An icon as much as an actor, Wayne's persona shaped not only American film, but a large part of the American psyche as well. This Biography installment tracks his decades in Hollywood and reveals the man behind the myth as well. 100 mins.

VHS: 

S35564 

 

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24. A&E Biography--Lewis & Clark: Explorers of the New Frontier 

 

 

Experience the untamed American frontier through detailed accounts taken from Lewis and Clark's personal journals and learn what drove these two very different men to explore an unknown land that would one day become part of the United States. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40371 

 

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25. A&E Biography--Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Man and the Dream

 

 

This Biography episode summarizes King's early life, his rise within the civil rights movement, the historic societal changes he inspired, and his tragic assassination. Interviews with contemporaries, friends, family and historians illustrate his accomplishments. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40373 

 

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26. A&E Biography--Mussolini: Italy's Nightmare

 

 

In this A & E Biography, rare photos and films tell the story of Mussolini's life, from his days as a schoolyard bully to his creation of the dreaded Black Shirt Brigades. Experts reveal how his alliance with Hitler ultimately destroyed his country and led to his execution and mutilation by Italian partisans. Contemporary observers explore his renewed popularity and the shocking return of Fascism to Italy today. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S32632 

 

VHS

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27. A&E Biography--Napoleon Bonaparte: The Glory of France

 

 

Hailed as a hero and reviled as a conqueror, Napoleon Bonaparte was one of the most significant figures in modern history. From his humble origins on the island of Corsica, through his turbulent early military career during the French Revolution, to his meteoric rise through the ranks and ultimate defeat at Waterloo, this program summarizes his life and times. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40372

 

VHS

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28. A&E Biography--Nat King Cole: Loved in Return

 

 

After establishing himself as a great jazz pianist, Nat King Cole became a world-wide celebrity thanks to his remarkable, smooth-as-velvet voice. Fighting society's racism every step of the way, he became a true trailblazer as the first black man to host a national television program. With footage from his performances and glimpses into his personal world, this Biography program offers an admiring portrait of one of the greatest of all entertainers. 1997, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S36488 

 

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29. A&E Biography--Norman Rockwell

 

 

One of America's most prolific and beloved magazine illustrators, Norman Rockwell created idealistic visions of life that have stood the test of time. This episode of Biography takes a closer look at an artist whose work was reviled by most critics yet adored by the public. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44805

 

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30. A&E Biography--Nostradamus: Prophet of Doom

 

 

Over four centuries the dark predictions of this medieval physician have inspired fear and debate. Some maintain he predicted such widespread and unconnected events as the French Revolution, the rise of Hitler and JFK's assassination. From his work as a healer during the plague, to the veracity of his predictions, all is examined on this videocassette. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S29418 

 

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31. A&E Biography--Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul

 

 

Rediscover the starling vision and personal obsessions of the artist who changed the way we see our world. This Biography profile details Picasso's life from his childhood in Spain and education in Paris to his greatest artistic triumphs. 100 mins.

VHS: 

S40370 

 

VHS

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32. A&E Biography--Paul Newman: Hollywood's Charming Rebel

 

 

With well over a half-century of screen work behind him, Paul Newman remains one of Hollywood's most beloved actors. This Biography episode details his long career. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40582 

 

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33. A&E Biography--Sam Walton: Bargain Billionaire

 

 

This program details the life of the dime store merchant whose retail empire eventually made him the richest man in America. His story mirrors the growth and globalization of the American economy. 100 mins.

VHS: 

S35565

 

VHS

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34. A&E Biography--Shirley MacLaine: This Time Around

 

 

From sexy starlet to colorful character actress, Shirley MacLaine has covered the bases in American film. This installment of A&E's popular series focuses on the public and private lives of this Academy Award-winning actress. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44176 

 

VHS

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35. A&E Biography--Shirley Temple: The Biggest Little Star

 

 

Biography examines the amazing life and career of America's most enduring child star. 100 mins. 

VHS: 

S40583 

 

VHS

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36. A&E Biography--The Three Stooges

 

 

Slapstick masters for four decades, the Three Stooges made physical humor their own with a wide array of choreographed slaps, kicks, jabs and silly noises. Rare recordings, interviews and outtakes tell the story behind these consumate pranksters. 50 mins

VHS: 

S29419 

 

VHS

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37. A&E Biography--Vincent Price: The Versatile Villain

 

 

For almost 50 years, Vincent Price stood tall as the master of menace--a fixture in horror and suspense films whose stardom in the genre was only matched by such legends as Karloff and Lugosi. Off-screen he was a delightful gentleman with a myriad of interests and creative projects. This program looks at his many accomplishments. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S44177 

 

VHS

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38. A&E Biography--Vincent Van Gogh: A Stroke of Genius

 

 

Tormented and impoverished for much of his life, Vincent Van Gogh's mastery would only be fully recognized after his death. This Biography program reviews the artist's difficult life and career. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S40374 

 

VHS

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39. A&E Biography--William Shakespeare

 

 

He is the most influential and admired writer--a man whose imaginative genius still moves us, nearly four centuries after his death. 

VHS: 

S30838

 

VHS

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40. A&E Biography--William Shatner

 

 

 

He will forever be Captain Kirk to millions of loyal Star Trek fans, but William Shatner's life has been a full one, before and after taking command of the Enterprise. This program in A&E's tremendously popular Biography series looks at the stage and screen work and personal life of the actor who vowed each week to "boldly go where no man has gone before." 45 mins.

 

  

  

NLA

 

 

41. A&E Biography--Al Capone: Scarface

 

 

This A&E Biography tells the bullet-riddled, rags-to-riches story of the undisputed Emperor of Chicago with rare photographs, films and exclusive interviews. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S32992 

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

42. A&E Biography--Andy Griffith: Hollywood's Homespun Hero (A&E Biography) 

 

 

Abandoning his original plans to become a preacher, Andy Griffith found his true calling on the stage and screen. This installment of the popular Biography series charts the life and career successes of the actor, from Elia Kazan's A Face in the Crowd to his popular television series, The Andy Griffith Show and Matlock. 1997, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S36486

 

VHS

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43. A&E Biography--Bugsy Siegel: Gambling on the Mob

 

 

This A&E Biography tells the story of the gangster playboy, from his stormy relationship with Virginia Hill to his founding of Las Vegas and his mysterious murder. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S32991 

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

45. A&E Biography--George Washington (A&E Biography)

 

 

This A & E Biography portrait looks at the father of our country: the gentleman farmer from Virginia and brilliant and bold tactician who proved equally adept at leading men into battle and a young nation into the future. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S30118 

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

46. A&E Biography--Henry Fonda: Hollywood's Quietest Hero (A&E Biography) 

 

 

One of the most admired actors in movie history, Henry Fonda specialized in playing characters of great integrity and quiet authority. This Biography episode delves into the actor's stormy personal life as well as his prolific and impressive screen career, from The Grapes of Wrath to On Golden Pond. 1997, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S36487 

 

VHS

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47. A&E Biography--Jackie Chan

 

 

 

In this A&E Biography, Hong Kong action movie producer, writer, actor, director and stuntman Jackie Chan talks about his childhood in Peking Opera School where he learned his skills, and his long battle to make it big in America. With clips. 40 mins.

 

  

  

NLA

 

 

48. A&E Biography--Jackie O.: In a Class of Her Own (A&E Biography) 

 

 

This installment of Biography details the tumultuous life of the woman who lived with Kennedy and Onassis and became one of the most famous and reclusive personalities of her time--an embodiment of glamour, grace and tragedy. 1995, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S20439

 

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49. A&E Biography--Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior (A&E Biography)

 

 

Peasant, warrior, martyr and saint. This episode of the acclaimed Biography series provides a skillful summary of the life of the 15th-century farm girl who shattered Medieval convention by taking up arms and forging a place as one of history's most extraordinary figures. 1998, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S37101 

 

VHS

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50. A&E Biography--Katharine Hepburn

 

 

This A&E Biography examines the over-six-decade career of Academy Award-winning actress Katharine Hepburn. 50 mins. 

VHS: 

S33193 

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

51. A&E Biography--Lucky Luciano: Chairman of the Mob

 

 

This A&E Biography traces the 30-year-career of New York Mafia boss Charles "Lucky" Luciano with rare interviews and archival footage. 50 mins.

VHS: 

S32990 

 

VHS

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52. A&E Biography--Milton Hershey: The Chocolate King

Don Horan

1995 

In this A&E biography, the origins of one of America's most successful business empires are revealed in the story of a man from a humble background. He was born on a farm and quit school at the fourth grade. Despite the odds, he built a business that sold confections to the ordinary person. Hershey differed from his contemporaries in that he treated his workers with respect. From the A&E Biography series. 50 mins. 

VHS: 

S27170

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

53. A&E Biography--Moshe Dayan (A&E Biography)

 

 

 

A & E Biography looks at how this master of desert warfare, who transformed a tiny, beleaguered nation into a respected military power, came to champion a different cause: peace. 50 mins.

 

  

  

NLA

 

 

54. A&E Biography--Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider

 

 

Not only did Paul Revere announce the coming of the British in his famed midnight ride, he actually led the Sons of Liberty and helped organize the Boston Tea Party. In addition to his civic work, he crafted fine silver, which led him into a career as a successful industrialist. This A&E biography shows all sides of this amazing historic figure. From the A&E Biography series. USA, 1995, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S27172 

 

 VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

55. A&E Biography--Roy Rogers

 

 

Roy Rogers' straightforward cowboy manner made him--and his horse, Trigger--American icons in a more innocent era. An A & E Biography 

VHS: 

S30112 

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $30.00

 

 

56. A&E Biography--Sophia Loren: Actress Italian Style (A&E Biography) 

 

 

The private life and film career of the sensuous leading lady of Two Women, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow and a myriad of other films. An in-depth look at one of the most seductive women of the silver screen. 1998, 50 mins.

VHS: 

S37103 

 

VHS

 LEA Price: $23.00

 



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