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Episode 283 – Catherine the Great, part 3

Posted in biography, drama on April 8th, 2014 by admin

With the threat of imprisonment over her head and the Russian military at her command, Catherine (Elisabeth Bergner) goes through with what she hopes is a bloodless coup. Part 3 of 3.

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Elisabeth Bergner @ Jewish Women’s Archive
Elisabeth Bergner @ IMDB
Coup of July 1762 @ Wikipedia

Episode 282 – Catherine the Great, part 2

Posted in biography, drama on April 1st, 2014 by admin

As her health worsens, Elizabeth (Flora Robson) encourages Catherine (Elizabeth Bergner) to take on more leadership duties while Peter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) becomes more unstable. Part 2 of 3.

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Flora Robson @ Wikipedia
Flora Robson @ IMDB
Catherine the Great @ Wikipedia

Episode 281 – Catherine the Great, part 1

Posted in biography, drama on March 19th, 2014 by admin

Before she could become the legendary Russian ruler, a timid German princess (Elizabeth Bergner) had to learn to handle her groom Grand Duke Peter (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.), an immature, hot-tempered womanizer. 1934. Part 1 of 3.

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Original from Internet Archive
Info from IMDB
Article @ Turner Classic Movies (spoilers)
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. @ Wikipedia
MFTB129 – The Private Life of Don Juan, part 1
MFTB67 – The Young In Heart, part 1

Episode 182 – F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Last of the Belles” part 3

Posted in biography, drama, video available on August 30th, 2011 by admin

Fitzgerald continues his story, in which Andy (David Huffman) watches Ailie (Susan Sarandon) fall for Earl as the call to battle draws near for the soldiers. Part 3 of 3.

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Associated links
David Huffman @ Movie Morlocks
Frances Scott Fitzgerald @ Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame
Frances Scott Fitzgerald @ Wikipedia

Episode 181 – F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Last of the Belles” part 2

Posted in biography, drama on August 22nd, 2011 by admin

Fitzgerald finally begins his short story, in which World War I servicemen in training vie for the affections of local Georgia girl Ailie Calhoun (Susan Sarandon), whose charms might prove to be deadly. Part 2 of 3.

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Susan Sarandon @ Wikipedia
Bio and quotes @ IMDB
“The Last of the Belles” @ gutenberg.net.au
Official Richard Hatch Website (to 2003)
Richard Hatch @ Wikipedia

Episode 180 – F. Scott Fitzgerald and “The Last of the Belles” part 1

Posted in biography, drama, video available on August 15th, 2011 by admin

Fitzgerald (Richard Chamberlain) contends with writer’s block, a drinking problem and his mercurial wife Zelda (Blythe Danner) to start writing a short story to help repay their debts. Part 1 of 3.

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Original movie from Internet Archive
Movie info from IMDB
Bio @ F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
The new The Great Gatsby film
Related articles @ RichardChamberlain.net
Blythe Danner @ Wikipedia