- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 5 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: October 28, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: A&E Home Video
- 2-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Additional Release Material:
- Shorts: HOLLYWOOD'S GOLDEN AGE
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Transcendent in their beauty and rare in their phenomenal talent, these screen goddesses--Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Angelina Jolie-- redefined "leading lady" with every role they embodied. This collection studies the craft and sometimes tumultuous personal stories of the finest actresses in film history, featuring rarely seen interviews, archival footage, and film clips of their best-loved work.
Description by New Video Group:
They are goddesses - women whose great charm and beauty inspires adoration. Rare candid footage, film clips, and intimate interviews with friends and colleagues illuminate the real women behind the manufactured façade. Rare home movies offer glimpses into their private lives which are sometimes anything but glamorous - often revealing the pain and loneliness of life lived in the spotlight.
MARILYN MONROE: THE MORTAL GODDESS - She was, quite simply, the most captivating star in Hollywood history. Yet this celebrated icon was a carefully crafted character, a show-biz concoction that could never quite hide the real-life vulnerability of a thrown-away child desperate for love and intimacy.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR: FACETS - She is the very definition of "star," a prodigious talent and exquisite beauty who has long attracted as much attention away from the camera as in front of it. After six decades in the public eye, she remains as much of an icon as ever. (Produced by Foxstar Productions, Executive Producer for Biography® Carolanne Dolan)
SOPHIA LOREN - Creating an earthy new sexuality for the post-World War II world, she became Italy's most beloved export. Loren has enjoyed a storybook career, rising from a dirt-poor childhood to become one of the most celebrated and admired of actresses. (Produced by Van Ness Productions, Executive Producer for Biography® Michael Cascio)
ANGELINA JOLIE - She's beautiful, eccentric, highly intelligent and a goddess for modern times. Her fame on the screen has been equaled by the publicity surrounding her marriage to mutual mega-star Brad Pitt while her humanitarian efforts, famously serving as a U.N. goodwill ambassador since 2001, focuses the spotlight on world hunger, AIDS and the needs of children. (Produced by ABC News, Executive Producer for Biography® Andy Berg)