Van Ness Films
Most widely held works by Van Ness Films
Rodgers & Hammerstein the sound of movies ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Excerpts from the film versions of seven Rodgers & Hammerstein musicals: State Fair, Oklahoma!, Carousel, The King and I, South Pacific, Flower Drum Song, and The Sound of Music. Shirley Jones provides introductions and historical background.
Titanic the complete story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 373 libraries worldwide
The "unsinkable" Titanic was a dream come true. Four city blocks long and a passenger list that included the wealthy and the immigrants. Her maiden voyage in April 1912 became a nightmare when the giant ship struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic. More than 1,500 lives were lost in the disaster.
Behind The planet of the apes ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
Looks at the production and filming of the motion picture The planet of the apes and its sequels, which explored religious, social, and political issues through the relationship between apes and humans and between slaves and masters in an imaginary future world. Also looks at the spin-off television programs and merchandise. Includes interviews with stars Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter.
Marilyn Monroe the final days ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Marilyn Monroe's final project, "Something's got to give," has become one of the most talked about unfinished films in history. the story of the film and Marilyn's last days were seemingly lost ... until now. Through interviews, never-before-seen footage and an edited reconstruction of "Something's got to give" this presentation provides a look at the last act in the life of the world's most famous and tragic superstar.
Small steps, big strides ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
This tribute celebrates African American silver screen legends. Included are interviews and rare footage documenting the kinds of roles black actors were first given, the challenges these performers met, and the real behind-the-scenes story of their acceptance and triumphs in Hollywood.
Bill Robinson Mr. Bojangles ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
This video looks at the lifework of Bill Robinson, known as Mr. Bojangles.
Shirley Temple the biggest little star ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
Profiles the life of the most successful child actor in Hollywood, including her later career in political appointments as UN delegate, Ambassador to Ghana, and Ambassador to Czechoslovakia.
John Wayne American legend ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and career of one of the most influential actors in Hollywood history through generous clips and intimate interviews with friends, family, and colleagues.
Paul Newman Hollywood's charming rebel ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
"Handsome, rugged, tender, serious and funny, he is [the] consummate movie star. Biography flashes back on the life of this outstanding actor, director, businessman, and racecar driver to see just what makes him tick"--Container.
Andy Griffith Hollywood's homespun hero ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
A look at actor Andy Griffith's acting career from stage to screen. Traces his life from a small town kid to one of Hollywood's biggest heroes.
Sophia Loren actress, Italian style ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
A look at Sophia Loren's life. Includes interviews with actors and directors.
Just to have a laugh Carol Burnett ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Simply put, Carol Burnett is one of the funniest people alive. She grew up wanting to be a writer and a cartoonist, but when she got her first laugh in acting class, her life changed overnight. She headed to New York for a shot at the big time. The rest is show biz history.
Anna and the king the true story of Anna Leonowens ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Her amazing tales of life in a exotic land captivated the public and were immortalized on stage and screen. Join A & E as they explore the life and adventures of teacher and author Anna Leonowens.
Hidden Hollywood treasures from the 20th Century Fox vaults ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
"This behind-the-scenes look inside the studio freatures a dazzling array of singing, dancing and comedy routines cut from classic Hollywood films. Rescued from oblivion, these sequences have been restored to their original, pristine condition and are now presented -- in their entirety -- for the first time ever."--Container.
Hidden Hollywood II more treasures from the 20th Century Fox vaults ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"See a cavalcade of stars at the top of their form in this dazzling collection of previously 'lost' cinematic treasures."--Container.
Dorothy Dandridge little girl lost ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
A biography of Dorothy Dandridge, the first African-American woman to win Hollywood stardom.
Hugh Hefner American playboy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
" ... BIOGRAPHY goes behind the closed doors of the famed Playboy Mansion for a close look of the Hefner legend."--Container.
Bela Lugosi Hollywood's dark prince ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
An instant star for his portrayal of Count Dracula, Bela Lugosi is almost as well known for his work with director Ed Wood. His battle with substance abuse, his broken marriages and his erratic career are all part of the story of one of America's best known horror film stars.
Cinema Combat Hollywood goes to war ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Includes movie sequences illustrating how Hollywood war films has reflected American society's perception of war and the film industry role creating and molding the publics views of the different wars that U.S.A. has participated. Features scenes of classic war films, highlights of Hollywoods morale wartime boosters battlefield and musicals, war propaganda, comedy and anti-war themes. Includes filmfootage and newsreel from the Spanish American War through the Vietnam war.
John Ford an American vision ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
A biography of film director John Ford, famous for his Westerns and his cinematic vision.
Actors African American motion picture actors and actresses African Americans Andy Griffith show (Television program) Apes Astronauts Biographical films Biographical films Biography Blacks Blacks in the motion picture industry Case studies Comedians Dancers Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Drama Fantasy films Feature films Films for the hearing impaired Hammerstein, Oscar,--1895-1960 Heston, Charlton History Hunter, Kim,--1922-2002 Interviews Loren, Sophia,--1934- Monroe, Marilyn,--1926-1962 Motion picture actors and actresses Motion picture producers and directors Motion pictures Musicals (Rodgers, Richard) Newman, Paul,--1925-2008 North Atlantic Ocean Planet of the apes (Television program) Racism Robinson, Bill,--1878-1949 Science fiction films Shipwrecks Tap dancers Tap dancing Television actors and actresses Temple, Shirley,--1928- Theatrical makeup Time travel Titanic (Steamship) Underwater exploration United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wayne, John,--1907-1979
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