A biography of the short life of actress Dominique Dunne, documenting her arrival on the Hollywood scene, her tragic relationship with John David Sweeney, her subsequent murder at his hands, and the aftermath of the murder.
An E! True Hollywood Story episode on the life of film director Roman Polanski, from his days as a young Holocaust survivor, to his success as a Hollywood film director, and eventually his abrupt exile from America following indictment.
A 2 hour journey into the hedinistic world of Studio 54 told by many of the people who partied there including Nikki Haskle, Lester Persky, Gloria Gayner, Rick James, Carmen D'Alessio, Arthur Weinstein, Anthony Haden Guest, Mark Benecke, Alex McArthur, Justin Davis, Jim Fouratt, Ian Schrager, Janis Dickinson and many others .
This two hour E! True Hollywood Story goes beyond Beatlemania to expose the life and love stories of the Beatles' wives and girlfriends: Jane Asher, Barbara Bach, Patti Boyd, Olivia Arias Harrison, Cynthia Powell Lennon, Linda McCartney, Yoko Ono and Maureen Starkey.
Harris Glen Milstead, a portly Baltimore actor, developed the drag persona of "Divine," and starred in several low-budget films directed by his friend John Waters. He became a cult figure with his over-the-top roles in such Waters productions as "Pink Flamingos" and "Hairspray," but his life was cut short at the age of 42 due to a heart attack.
The colorful career of legendary Hollywood reporter James Bacon. Included: memories of Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe and Howard Hughes; interviews with Elizabeth Taylor, Clint Eastwood, Milton Berle, Angie Dickinson, Robert Wagner, Merv Griffin, Ed McMahon.
In 1979, NBC was in last place and their only hit sitcom at the time was "Diff'rent Strokes." Eager to capitalize on its success, the network gave co-star Charlotte Rae her own series in which her character of Mrs. Edna Garrett was now housemother and mentor to a group of girls at an upscale border school. After a slow start, adjustments in the premise and casting during the second season made the show a hit. Cast members talk about the ups and downs of the production, including those who were let go after the first season. Also covered are the struggles by some of ...
Profile of actor Jim J. Bullock. As a child growing up in Odessa, Texas, Bullock dreamed of making it in Hollywood. In 1977, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in show business. Just three years later, he landed a role on the hit sitcom "Too Close For Comfort." In the years to follow, Bullock tried to conceal his homosexuality, tested positive for HIV, filed for bankruptcy and battled drug addiction.
When "Dallas," a CBS drama about a wealthy Texas family, premiered, no one predicted the phenomenal worldwide success that it would become. Throughout its 1978-1991 run, the show went through many twists and turns both on-screen and off-screen, from the zenith of the "Who Shot J.R." craze of 1980 to the nadir of the 1985-1986 "Dream Season," and a huge rate of cast member turnover in-between.
The cast members of All in the Family, with the exception of 'Sally Struthers' , share what they remember about working on the show. Like how people would react to the racial slurs and language used on the show, since this was the first show that ever used those kinds of words. A lot of people liked it, but a lot of people didn't and that included 'Lucille Ball' but that didn't amount to a pile of beans! The show became a success. Discussed are the spats Norman Lear and Carroll O'Connor had about the scripts and how Archie was almost killed in a convention show. Also discussed were ...
Chronicaling, the sitcom "Welcome Back, Kotter" that became a hit after its first year. During the success, their breakout star John Travolta who portrayed, Vinnie Barbarino was plucked by Robert Stigwood who offered Travolta a three picture deal. While the Travolta craze was going, there are tensions behind the scenes: Marcia Strassman, was becoming disenchanted with her role as Julie Kotter, she was only seen in the beginning and end joke of the series. Gabe Kaplan, who portrayed the teacher had several clashes with producer James Komack such as creative differences...
Television documentary about the life and career of X-rated film actress, and later anti-porn activist, Linda Lovelace. The film features clips from her most famous movies including 'Deep Throat' and 'Linda Lovelace for President'.
Interviewed are people who have worked with Jim Varney over the years, as well as archive footage of Jim himself. Discussed are Jim Varney's early acting days of serious films and soon becoming the goodball Ernest P. Worrell, Jed Clampett in the Beverly Hillbillies movie, Slinky Dog in Toy Story 1 & 2, and how his love of cigarettes caused his death of lung cancer in February, 2000. He smoked ever since he was 15. A sad end for such a talented comedian.
This version of E! True Hollywood Story reflects on the rebald sitcom "Married...With Children". Interviewed are the creators Ron Leavitt and Michael G. Moye who talk about how they worried about pushing the envelope and how the network Fox had just been created in 1986 and how two different people originally received the roles for Kelly and Bud but they didn't work out so they got Christina Applegate and David Faustino. Also discussed is the episode where Steve and Al hunt for a bra for Peg and a whiny female viewer of the episode was offended. Also discussed was the...
True Hollywood Story takes an inside, revealing look at Scream, the 1996 movie that single-handedly revived the horror flick genre, taking in more than $100 million at the domestic box office alone. This THS features exclusive interviews with Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Matthew Lillard, Jerry O'Connell, Henry Winkler and John Carpenter.
Despite "Jaws" being a best selling novel and one of the greatest motion pictures of all time, the cast and crew discuss some of the roughest and hard times and going through hell to make this Academy Award Winning Motion Picture.
Cast and crew members discuss the six-year run of the NBC-TV sitcom "Gimme a Break!", including series star Nell Carter in some of her final interviews before her death. Discussions include various cast additions and changes, especially the 1985 death of co-star Dolph Sweet which devastated the series, and the final season addition of a young comedienne named Rosie O'Donnell.
Child actor Emmanuel Lewis is discovered in a series of Burger King commercials by the head of programming on ABC, who signs him to star in the sitcom "Webster." Though already twelve years old when the series began in 1983, he was only 3'4" and was cast as a seven-year-old orphan.
This is a documentary that examines the media's impact on murder trials. Starting with Lizzie Borden and Charles Lindbergh we take viewers through to the Scott Peterson case, discussing the pros and cons of media coverage of murder trials.
Some call her outrageous, some a pop sensation, some adorable, some crazy and some just Britney. No matter what you call her, Britney Spears has been entertaining the world for over a decade beginning with her breakout album "Baby One More Time". She's made headlines not only for being the eighth best selling female recording artist of all time, but in recent years it's her private life that has saturated the media playing out for millions like a Greek tragedy. In this 2-hour True Hollywood Story Britney's rise to fame is explained by friends, colleagues and the ...
Chronicled is the life of Redd Foxx (aka John Sanford). Talked about is the actor's hard life, climb and fall of fame and fortune, working on Sanford & Son, and more. Also talked about is his tragic death in 1991, where he was having a real heart attack and everyone thought he was just playing. Also talked about was a Sanford & Son-like movie with Eddie Murphy playing Sanford. Now that could work! But instead they called it "The Redd Foxx Show", Redd was on it before his death.
In 1985, Susan Harris, creator of the hit sitcoms "Soap" and "Benson," turned her attention to an unusual premise: four women over the age of fifty living together and still remaining active and vital in their "golden" years. The resulting series, "The Golden Girls," became an internationally acclaimed smash hit, winning 11 Emmy awards and running for seven highly-rated seasons on NBC. Cast and crew members discuss its origin, its production history, its end, and its ill-fated 1992 sequel series on CBS, "Golden Palace."