Epic account of writer John Reed's involvement with the Russian Revolution and a passionate woman. Academy Awards went to Beatty and Stapleton!
In debt to gamblers, an arrogant Ivy Leaguer joins the Peace Corps and ends up in Thailand. Hanks and Candy have some funny moments.
One of the great adventurers of the 20th century, George Plimpton embarked on a lifelong journey akin to fictional characters such as Forrest Gump and Indiana Jones. He hung out with U.S. Presidents, played quarterback for the Detroit Lions and more.
Watch this clip from 'The Civil War' 150th Anniversary Edition DVD.
An aimless Los Angeles TV weatherman meets an English newswoman, setting off a chain of strange and funny events. Wonderful combination of comedy, fantasy and love story!
Screen version of Tom Wolfe's bestselling satire about a Wall Street tycoon who's life falls apart when a down-and-out journalist implicates him in a hit-and-run accident involving a poor black youth.
George Plimpton was a journalist, creator of 'The Paris Review,' and famous for espousing 'participatory journalism,' in which he competed in professional sporting events. Now, his legacy will be honored on PBS with 'American Masters: Plimpton!'
Co-founder of The Paris Review, George Plimpton (1927 2003) was a fascinated and fascinating journalist who lived fully, strangely and incredibly. With George Plimpton s own narration, the film includes extensive archival footage of his sport stunts and participatory journalism gigs, and interviews with friends, family and contemporaries. Premieres nationally Friday, May 16, 9-10:30 p.m. on PBS.
For the April 1, 1985, issue of Sports Illustrated, George Plimpton profiled Sidd Finch, an incredible rookie baseball pitcher for The New York Mets. The story was too good to be true, and Plimpton asked his then personal assistant at The Paris Review, the now famous author Jonathan Dee, to keep the joke alive while Plimpton was traveling. Dee recalls the hoax in this web exclusive from Plimpton!
Confederate gunners fired on Ft. Sumter in Charleston, SC on April 12, 1861. Ft. Sumter fell 34 hours later. It was a bloodless opening to the bloodiest war in American history.
1938 was the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Civil War defined us as a nation. To understand the American character the Civil War must be studied.
On July 3, 1863 in Gettysburg, PA the Union lured the Confederate troops out into the open field. Pickett charged and the tide of the war changed in the Union's favor.
Writer Peter Matthiessen (May 22, 1927 April 5, 2014) co-founded the prestigious literary magazine The Paris Review in 1953, along with George Plimpton (whom Matthiessen grew up with and recruited) and Harold L. Humes. In an interview he gave for 'Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself,' Matthiessen fondly recollects the new writing and established authors featured in The Paris Review.
George Plimpton was famous for shaping one of the country's most prestigious literary magazines, all while keeping it fun. He encouraged his young staff and created an informal community with plenty of apartment parties and sports activities. Robert Silvers of <em>The New York Review of Books</em> calls Plimpton 'a ringmaster of a little circus.'
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