Studio Minuit Hollywood Romances - True Stories

Beautiful, rich, famous, powerful, find the most famous couples in Hollywood! “Sacred monsters” of cinema, adored throughout the world, and who were the last stars of an era that is now over.These famous love stories have been making headlines around the world for decades, mesmerizing audiences. Excessive characters, money, love, find all the ingredients that forged the legend of Hollywood with couples Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton, Steve McQueen & Ali MacGraw, Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall, Sinatra & Gardner, Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable & Carole Lombard, Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford, Peter Bogdanovich & Cybil Shepherd. Discover their journey, their personality, their film career, as well as their destiny, often tragic.Wirtten and narrated by Brad Carty.

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Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn - Part 2 of 2
Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn - Part 2 of 2 (10:00)

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Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn - Part 1 of 2
Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn - Part 1 of 2 (14:05)

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Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner - Part 1 of 2
Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner - Part 1 of 2 (14:28)

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Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner - Part 2 of 2
Frank Sinatra & Ava Gardner - Part 2 of 2 (13:10)

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Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio - Part 2 of 2
Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio - Part 2 of 2 (11:23)

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Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio - Part 1 of 2
Marilyn Monroe & Joe DiMaggio - Part 1 of 2 (12:32)

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Clark Gable & Carole Lombard - Part 2 of 2
Clark Gable & Carole Lombard - Part 2 of 2 (11:13)

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Clark Gable & Carole Lombard - Part 1 of 2
Clark Gable & Carole Lombard - Part 1 of 2 (12:08)

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Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford
Douglas Fairbanks & Mary Pickford (18:38)

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Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton - Part 2 of 2
Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton - Part 2 of 2 (9:28)
Hollywood Romances - True Stories Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton. Written & narrated by Brad Carty
Listeners under the age of 30 will probably know who “Benifer” or “Brangelina” refer to; their parents are probably equally aware of the full names of “Liz & Dick.” Because in the 1960s and early 70s, no couple on earth was more famous, more written about, or more wealthy than Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Indeed, much of their income came simply from being famous: the eleven movies they made together were mostly flops at the box office, but studios paid them astronomical salaries simply because the public wanted to see them together (although not necessarily in a movie). They were also the first celebrities to not only survive, but to prosper from, their marital scandals, both separately and with each other. And as if everything else in their relationship wasn’t sufficiently excessive, even getting married and divorced wasn’t enough—so they did it twice!Let's discover their incredible story...
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Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton - Part 1 of 2
Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burton - Part 1 of 2 (13:08)
Hollywood Romances
Elizabeth Taylor & Richard Burtonwritten & narrated by Brad Carty
Listeners under the age of 30 will probably know who “Benifer” or “Brangelina” refer to; their parents are probably equally aware of the full names of “Liz & Dick.” Because in the 1960s and early 70s, no couple on earth was more famous, more written about, or more wealthy than Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Indeed, much of their income came simply from being famous: the eleven movies they made together were mostly flops at the box office, but studios paid them astronomical salaries simply because the public wanted to see them together (although not necessarily in a movie). They were also the first celebrities to not only survive, but to prosper from, their marital scandals, both separately and with each other. And as if everything else in their relationship wasn’t sufficiently excessive, even getting married and divorced wasn’t enough—so they did it twice!Let's dicover their incredible power couple story...
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Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall - part 2 of 2
Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall - part 2 of 2 (12:15)
Humphrey Bogart & Lauren BacallWritten & narrated by Brad Carty
One of the most iconic romantic couples who met while acting together are Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall. Even today, the alliterative phrase “Bogart & Bacall” summon up images of a great love story taking place during the golden age of Hollywood. What is less remembered, however, is the long romantic history of Bogart before Bacall, and Bacall long after Bogart. Due to the great age difference between the two actors, we’ll begin our story with Humphrey DeForest Bogart.
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Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall - part 1 of 2
Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall - part 1 of 2 (14:31)
Humphrey Bogart & Lauren BacallWritten & narrated by Brad Carty
One of the most iconic romantic couples who met while acting together are Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall. Even today, the alliterative phrase “Bogart & Bacall” summon up images of a great love story taking place during the golden age of Hollywood. What is less remembered, however, is the long romantic history of Bogart before Bacall, and Bacall long after Bogart. Due to the great age difference between the two actors, we’ll begin our story with Humphrey DeForest Bogart.
As his full name would suggest, Humphrey DeForest Bogart came from circumstances far different than those of the characters he played in his films. Bogart was born on Christmas Day 1899, to wealthy parents, one of whom was a direct descendant of a passenger on the Mayflower, which brought the first English settlers to America. Bogart's father, Belmont Bogart, was a cardiopulmonary surgeon. His mother, Maud, was a commercial illustrator who was at the top of her field, earning over $50,000 a year at the turn of the 20th century, nearly three times the salary of her surgeon husband. In addition to a Manhattan apartment, the Bogart family had a lakeside home on 55 acres in upstate New York.
Young Humphrey went to exclusive private boarding schools, but he was a poor student and a disciplinary problem: he preferred smoking and drinking to studying, and had a very disrespectful attitude towards his teachers and school administrators. This surliness and insolence would become a key part of his later characters’ personalities on screen. With no chance to enter a good university, Bogart instead enlisted in the U.S. Navy during the First World War. He had always had a great love of the sea that continued throughout his life, and after his Navy service he joined the Coast Guard Reserve. After the war, Bogart re-connected with an old friend who worked in the theater, and young Humphrey began doing odd jobs in the theater world, and eventually started acting. He claimed that he became an actor because it was easy work and he liked the late-night hours; he could usually be found drinking in speakeasys after performances. His aristocratic manners and posture often caused him to be cast in drawing room comedies as a friend of the hero; he later dismissed his roles as “the guy who comes onstage and says, ‘Anyone for tennis?’”
During this Broadway apprenticeship, Bogart married Helen Menken, a fellow actor, but the marriage only lasted 18 months. A year later, he married another actress, Mary Philips; this marriage went on for 9 years, continuing through Bogart’s first years in Hollywood. Both of Bogart’s first two wives complained that he was more interested in his career than in marriage, and that he was often abusive, especially when drunk. As we will see, this pattern would repeat to a far greater degree with his third marriage; but first, let’s continue looking at Bogart’s career trajectory.
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Spencer Tracy & Katharine Hepburn - Part 2 of 2