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American Experience, Season 33, Episode 4, American Oz
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directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Tracy Heather Strain, fl. 1991; produced by Tracy Heather Strain, fl. 1991, Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Rebecca Taylor, 1969-, Film Posse, in American Experience, Season 33, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 53 mins
Explore the life and times of author L. Frank Baum, the creator of one of the most beloved, enduring and classic American narratives. By 1900, when The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published, Baum was 44 years old and had spent much of his life in restless pursuit of success. With mixed results he dove into a string...
directed by Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Tracy Heather Strain, fl. 1991; produced by Tracy Heather Strain, fl. 1991, Randall MacLowry, 1963- and Rebecca Taylor, 1969-, Film Posse, in American Experience, Season 33, Episode 4 (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2021), 1 hour 53 mins
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Famous Authors, Eliot
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 36 mins
George Eliot was born Mary Anne Evans in 1819 near the small town of Nuneaton in Warwickshire. Her father ran the estate of the local landowner. She had an excellent education in local schools and took up journalism. She began writing novels when she was over 30 and became one of the most celebrated and influentia...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 36 mins
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Famous Authors, Hardy
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 36 mins
Thomas Hardy was born into the family of a practical country builder in mid 19th century England. He got a good education in the local town of Dorchester on the south coast and after beginning as an architect he soon developed into one of the most prolific and popuar novelists of his times. the film follows his nt...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2020), 36 mins
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Gatsby in Connecticut: The Untold Story
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directed by Robert Steven Williams; produced by Robert Steven Williams, Against the Grain Communications (Marina del Rey, CA: Vision Films, 2020), 1 hour 11 mins
The summer Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald lived in Connecticut inspired one of the world’s most beloved novels: The Great Gatsby. We know the book, we know the films and series, but do we know the truth? Track down the mystery millionaire who threw extravagant parties, uncover new evidence of the location and player...
directed by Robert Steven Williams; produced by Robert Steven Williams, Against the Grain Communications (Marina del Rey, CA: Vision Films, 2020), 1 hour 11 mins
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PBS NewsHour, Author Ann Patchett On What To Read While Staying Home
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interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956-, in PBS NewsHour (NewsHour Productions, 2020), 5 mins
As Americans stay home to try to reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, we wanted to provide suggestions for how to fill that time. Author Ann Patchett joins Jeffrey Brown to offer book recommendations for this strange time, including "War and Peace," "Here for It" and "The Night Watchman."
interview by Jeffrey Brown, 1956-, in PBS NewsHour (NewsHour Productions, 2020), 5 mins
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Famous Authors, Faulkner
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 34 mins
Introduces the major themes of Faulkner's poems, plays, short stories, and novels. The film contextualizes life in the American south in the first half of the 20th century; Faulkner's southern upbringing, family history, and race relations in the wake of the Civil War were a major influence on his fiction. In 1924...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 34 mins
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Famous Authors, Hawthorne
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 37 mins
Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist and short story writer who enjoyed considerable success with his romantic tales usually set in in the puritanical world of his home state Massachusetts. He travelled extensively in England and Italy and reflected American views on the old world of Europe. This video exp...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 37 mins
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Famous Authors, Hemingway
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 29 mins
Traces the life and literary career of Ernest Hemingway, using portraits and views of places associated with his life. "Enigmatic and intriguing, Hemingway is one of America's favorite authors. His dramatic understatement, dialogue and use of heroes made for great human interest.
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 29 mins
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Famous Authors, Henry James
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directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 37 mins
Begins with James' comfortable boyhood in New York, during which his father moved James and his brother around and back and forth from Europe frequently for the sake of education. He eventually went to Harvard to study law and began writing, but felt uncomfortable with American culture and left for England, where...
directed by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011; produced by Malcolm Hossick, fl. 1996-2011, Academy Media, in Famous Authors (Los Angeles, CA - Venice: TMW Media Group, 2019), 37 mins
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Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman, Episode 1, The Creation of Tevye
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produced by The Tikvah Fund; interview by Jonathan Silver, in Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman, Episode 1 (Lynbrook, NY: TeleTime Video, 2019), 53 mins
Harvard Professor Ruth Wisse teaches Sholem Aleichem's Tevye the Dairyman. Master teacher Ruth Wisse brings the stories of Tevye the Dairyman alive like never before. You’ll laugh with Tevye, cry with him, come to appreciate Sholem Aleichem’s greatest character in a new light and receive a deep and comprehensi...
produced by The Tikvah Fund; interview by Jonathan Silver, in Sholem Aleichem’s Tevye the Dairyman, Episode 1 (Lynbrook, NY: TeleTime Video, 2019), 53 mins
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