You're The Top: The Cole Porter Story (#504)
THIS PROGRAM LOOKS AT COLE PORTER'S SINGULAR CONTRIBUTION TO THE MUSICAL THEATER AND HOLLYWOOD AND TO A LIFESTYLE AND POINT OF VIEW THAT HE CREATED AND CELEBRATED. THIS FILM BIOGRAPHY CAPTURES THE SPIRIT OF THE MAN WHO WROTE THE FUNNIEST AND MOST ROMANTIC SONGS OF AN ERA INCLUDING "ANYTHING GOES," "NIGHT AND DAY," "I GET A KICK OUT OF YOU," "JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS," AND "YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO." [57 minutes]
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Series Description: AMERICAN MASTERS is an ongoing series of award-winning primetime specials examining the lives, works, and creative processes of our most outstanding cultural artists. Created in 1984 by Susan Lacy and produced by Thirteen/WNET for national public television, the series is both a celebration and an exploration of creativity in America. Consisting of more than 250 hours of programming to date, AMERICAN MASTERS is a growing film library documenting the role important individuals, groups, and movements have played in the formation of our cultural identity.
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