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Discovering Marilyn Monroe
Marilyn Monroe - To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. Discovering…
Discovering Frank Sinatra
Sinatra's film career took off when he starred with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh and On The Town. Whilst remaining one of the biggest musical entertainers in the world he…
Discovering Elizabeth Taylor
After becoming a movie star at the age of just 12 in National Velvet, Dame Elizabeth Taylor emerged as a beacon of the Hollywood studio system. Taylor took on the…
Discovering Marlon Brando
Widely considered the greatest actor ever, Marlon Brando's performances were as dazzling as his own larger-than-life personality. He exploded onto the screen as Stanley Kowolski in A Streetcar Named Desire…
Discovering Audrey Hepburn
Always the epitome of style, Audrey Hepburn fittingly started out as a model before being spotted by a movie producer. Her first major film, Roman Holiday, won her an Academy…
Discovering Gene Kelly
His dance routine to the title song in Singin' in the Rain is one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Gene Kelly's career was powered by his infectious charisma…
Discovering Rita Hayworth
Initially talent spotted while dancing underage in a Tijuana nightclub act, it wasn't until Margarita Cansino changed her name to Rita Hayworth that her Hollywood career really took flight. Seductive…
Discovering Sophia Loren
A film industry phenomenon with an unparalleled cross-over appeal in both European and American cinema, Sophia Loren was equally at home playing gritty realism, in Two Women, as delivering frothy…
Discovering Kirk Douglas
Born in a New York ghetto to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Kirk Douglas turned himself into a genuine megastar through boundless determination, impeccable physique and dashing good looks. He starred in Vincent…
Discovering Bette Davis
Known as the 'first lady of the screen' Bette Davis' is one of the Hollywood greats. Her striking presence, paved the way for future female leads. As her career developed…
Discovering Clark Gable
Clark Gable was a breed apart and one of the biggest box office stars of all time. The cameras loved him and he didn't let you forget that he was…
Discovering James Stewart
James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes…
Discovering Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Born in Connecticut, Hepburn turned to acting soon after her graduation and…

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Discovering Frank Sinatra
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Sinatra's film career took off when he starred with Gene Kelly in Anchors Aweigh and On The Town. Whilst remaining one of the biggest musical entertainers in the world he managed to star in many highly acclaimed films including The Man With The Golden Arm and The Manchurian Candidate and…
Discovering Gene Kelly
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His dance routine to the title song in Singin' in the Rain is one of the most iconic in Hollywood history. Gene Kelly's career was powered by his infectious charisma and gift for turning anything into his dance partner - from a mop in For Me And My Girl, to…
Discovering Rita Hayworth
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Initially talent spotted while dancing underage in a Tijuana nightclub act, it wasn't until Margarita Cansino changed her name to Rita Hayworth that her Hollywood career really took flight. Seductive turns in early hits such at The Strawberry Blonde, Blood And Sand and You'll Never Get Rich earned her the…
Discovering Sophia Loren
Part of the Series: Discovering Film
A film industry phenomenon with an unparalleled cross-over appeal in both European and American cinema, Sophia Loren was equally at home playing gritty realism, in Two Women, as delivering frothy comedy opposite Cary Grant on a Houseboat. Loren's remarkable talent has been recognised with two Oscars and been immortalised in…
Discovering Kirk Douglas
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Born in a New York ghetto to Russian-Jewish immigrants, Kirk Douglas turned himself into a genuine megastar through boundless determination, impeccable physique and dashing good looks. He starred in Vincent Minnelli's The Bad And The Beautiful and worked with the director again portraying the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh in…
Discovering Bette Davis
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Known as the 'first lady of the screen' Bette Davis' is one of the Hollywood greats. Her striking presence, paved the way for future female leads. As her career developed Bette was desperate for a great film role, and unlike other starlets she didn't mind playing unsympathetic characters, the following…
Discovering Clark Gable
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Clark Gable was a breed apart and one of the biggest box office stars of all time. The cameras loved him and he didn't let you forget that he was by far the tallest, most handsome, charming man in Hollywood. In 1931 he made several films with Jean Harlow, Joan…
Discovering James Stewart
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James Stewart achieved stardom for his portrayal of the ordinary man who battles against the throes of adversity as highlighted in two of his most loved films, Mr Smith Goes to Washington and It's a Wonderful Life. Stewart was to work with Hollywood's finest directors including John Ford, Frank Capra,…
Discovering Katharine Hepburn
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Katharine Hepburn's, who's movie career covered over 60 years, was known for playing empowered, intelligent and sophisticated women. Born in Connecticut, Hepburn turned to acting soon after her graduation and after receiving some positive reaction from her time on Broadway she was to get her first important role in Bill…
Discovering Charlotte Rampling
Part of the Series: Discovering The Arts
Filmmaker Jack Bond, spends a beautiful Spring day in Paris getting to grips with the stunning and enigmatic actress, Charlotte Rampling. She reveals her passion for French cinema, her work with Francois Ozon in The Swimming Pool and Under the Sand, as well as her early experiences in Georgy Girl…
Audrey Hepburn - In The Movies
This remarkable documentary is narrated and written by film critic Timothy Knight and has highlights of the screen siren's greatest movies, 15 in all, including: Breakfast at Tiffany's, Charade, The Children's Hour, Funny Face, How to Steal a Million, Love in the Afternoon, My Fair Lady, The Nun's Story, Robin…
Discovering Marilyn Monroe
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Marilyn Monroe - To be a Hollywood great is to fly too close to the sun, to embody the dreams of millions while placing your fate in their hearts. Discovering film celebrates the life of Marilyn Monroe from her early days to her now iconic films Some Like it Hot…