• American Masters -- Filmmaker Roger Corman's dream-like world of Edgar Allan Poe
    Filmmaker Roger Corman's dream-like world of Edgar Allan Poe
    In adapting Edgar Allan Poe's writing for cinema, filmmaker Roger Corman wanted ...
    In adapting Edgar Allan Poe's writing for cinema, filmmaker Roger Corman wanted to emphasize the insulation of the unconscious mind. He worked on a closed sound-stage to create a hazy, dream-like ...
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  • American Masters -- How Filmmaker Roger Corman brought Poe to the big screen
    S31 E8: How Filmmaker Roger Corman brought Poe to the big screen
    Filmmaker Roger Corman discusses some of the challenges he faced in bringing ...
    Filmmaker Roger Corman discusses some of the challenges he faced in bringing Edgar Allan Poe's stories to life in a full-length film.
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  • American Masters -- Filmmaker Roger Corman on "The Fall of the House of Usher"
    S31 E8: Filmmaker Roger Corman on "The Fall of the House of Usher"
    Filmmaker Roger Corman was initially drawn to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the ...
    Filmmaker Roger Corman was initially drawn to Edgar Allan Poe's "The Fall of the House of Usher" because of the macabre setting. After the film was a great success Corman was asked to continue ...
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  • American Masters -- See inside the mind of a ranting and raving Edgar Allan Poe
    S31 E8: See inside the mind of a ranting and raving Edgar Allan Poe
    In a scene inspired by artist John Sartain's memoir, "Poe's Last Days," Denis ...
    In a scene inspired by artist John Sartain's memoir, "Poe's Last Days," Denis O'Hare embodies the caricature of a nervous, ranting and raving Poe, possibly hallucinating, dipping in and out of sanity.
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  • American Masters -- Mash-up: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
    S31 E8: Mash-up: Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven"
    Listen to a compilation of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven," read by ...
    Listen to a compilation of Edgar Allan Poe's famous poem "The Raven," read by Megan Marshall, Marilynne Robinson, Paul Lewis, Matthew Pearl, Jeffrey Meyers, Jerome McGann, Stuart Gordon, James ...
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  • American Masters -- Denis O'Hare on Becoming Poe
    S31 E8: Denis O'Hare on Becoming Poe
    Actor Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story, This Is Us) discusses the "tough" job ...
    Actor Denis O'Hare (American Horror Story, This Is Us) discusses the "tough" job of preparing for the role of Edgar Allan Poe: "There's so much information about him, and in a way you have to filter ...
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  • American Masters -- The Deaths of the Women in Poe's Life
    S31 E8: The Deaths of the Women in Poe's Life
    Throughout his life, Edgar Allan Poe lost the women he loved, including his ...
    Throughout his life, Edgar Allan Poe lost the women he loved, including his mother, adoptive mother and wife, many to tuberculosis. Their absence played a huge role in his writing. According to Poe, ...
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  • American Masters -- Denis O'Hare brings to life "The Man of the Crowd"
    S31 E8: Denis O'Hare brings to life "The Man of the Crowd"
    "There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told..." Follow ...
    "There are some secrets which do not permit themselves to be told..." Follow Edgar Allan Poe (portrayed by Denis O'Hare) as he traces the steps of a solitary man through a crowded street.
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  • American Masters -- Experience Poe's dramatic readings of "The Raven"
    S31 E8: Experience Poe's dramatic readings of "The Raven"
    After the extremely successful release of Poe's "The Raven," he became famous ...
    After the extremely successful release of Poe's "The Raven," he became famous for his dramatic readings of the poem. Tony Award-winning and Emmy-nominated actor Denis O’Hare ("This Is Us," "American ...
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  • American Masters -- The fake news behind Edgar Allan Poe's reputation
    S31 E8: The fake news behind Edgar Allan Poe's reputation
    When Edgar Allan Poe died under mysterious circumstances, his literary rival, ...
    When Edgar Allan Poe died under mysterious circumstances, his literary rival, Rufus W. Griswold, wrote a high-profile obituary filled with falsehoods that cast him as a lunatic and a madman.
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  • American Masters -- Behind the scenes of "Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive"
    S31 E8: Behind the scenes of "Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive"
    Actor Denis O'Hare and American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor ...
    Actor Denis O'Hare and American Masters Executive Producer Michael Kantor discuss the making of the film "Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive."
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  • American Masters -- Remembering Fats Domino
    S30 E4: Remembering Fats Domino
    In this clip from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, Fats Domino performs his version ...
    In this clip from the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, Fats Domino performs his version of "Blueberry Hill." Domino's recording of the song became an international hit, and exemplified his brand of New ...
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  • American Masters -- In Memoriam: Garry Marshall
    In Memoriam: Garry Marshall
    In his interview with Executive Producer Michael Kantor for "Make 'Em Laugh," ...
    In his interview with Executive Producer Michael Kantor for "Make 'Em Laugh," Garry Marshall recounts his time in Korea when he helped bring comedy to his fellow soldiers.
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  • American Masters -- Remembering Hugh Hefner
    Remembering Hugh Hefner
    Hugh Hefner describes his final resting place – right next to Marilyn Monroe.
    Hugh Hefner describes his final resting place – right next to Marilyn Monroe.
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  • American Masters -- Dick Gregory and Jack Paar's Couch
    Dick Gregory and Jack Paar's Couch
    Did you know Dick Gregory was the first Black comedian to sit on the couch of ...
    Did you know Dick Gregory was the first Black comedian to sit on the couch of “The Tonight Show with Jack Paar?"
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  • American Masters -- Dick Gregory and the Chicago Playboy Club
    Dick Gregory and the Chicago Playboy Club
    The late Dick Gregory recalls when he was booked at the Chicago Playboy Club – ...
    The late Dick Gregory recalls when he was booked at the Chicago Playboy Club – the first time a black comedian was booked for a white nightclub. Warning: strong language.
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  • American Masters -- Tyrus Wong revisits Angel Island
    S31 E7: Tyrus Wong revisits Angel Island
    Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Tyrus Wong was held in an internment camp at ...
    Due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, Tyrus Wong was held in an internment camp at Angel Island in 1920. He was just a child, but remembers the struggle and uncertainty of his time there.
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  • American Masters -- How Tyrus Wong influenced the makers of "The Dam Keeper"
    S31 E7: How Tyrus Wong influenced the makers of "The Dam Keeper"
    In a new, exclusive interview, filmmakers/artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi ...
    In a new, exclusive interview, filmmakers/artists Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi discuss how Wong influenced them and share an excerpt from their Oscar-nominated animated short The Dam Keeper (2014).
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  • American Masters -- How Tyrus Wong got the job to animate Bambi
    S31 E7: How Tyrus Wong got the job to animate Bambi
    When he began working for Disney, Wong's role was minor and technical. Then, ...
    When he began working for Disney, Wong's role was minor and technical. Then, when a supervisor noticed his work, he was asked to create the atmosphere for the film "Bambi." Wong would go on to paint ...
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  • American Masters -- See Tyrus Wong's work in classic Warner Bros. movies
    S31 E7: See Tyrus Wong's work in classic Warner Bros. movies
    After leaving Disney, Tyrus Wong joined Warner Bros. and began painting scenes ...
    After leaving Disney, Tyrus Wong joined Warner Bros. and began painting scenes based on screenplays. He would continue working for Warner Bros. for 26 years, helping set the stage for thousands of ...
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  • American Masters -- Tyrus Wong at the advent of Chinese Modern home decor
    S31 E7: Tyrus Wong at the advent of Chinese Modern home decor
    Tyrus Wong's skillful, inspired painting made its way into homes across America ...
    Tyrus Wong's skillful, inspired painting made its way into homes across America as Chinese Modern home decor became popular. His ceramics featured flowing designs of figures and tranquil scenes in ...
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