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Vincent Price: A Talk With His Daughter Victoria Price

 Vincent Price: A Talk With His Daughter Victoria Price

If you only know of Vincent Price from his films, you may be surprised by his rich life story, as shared by his daughter Victoria Price. See more »

Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol

 Le Théâtre du Grand-Guignol

From 1897 to 1962, a small theater in Paris gave became famous for its grisly, terrifying plays. See more »

Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

 Mary Alice Nelson, aka Molly Spotted Elk

Molly was born on Indian Island, Maine, and she turned to dance to help her family make ends meet. But because audiences and companies in the U.S. pushed her toward stereotypical depictions of Native Americans, she eventually took her dancing to France. See more »

Live From FanX: Salt Lake City's Place in Film History

 Live From FanX: Salt Lake City's Place in Film History

You may not know that Salt Lake City has been home to some key moments in film history. Guest host Bryan Young joins Holly to talk about everything from Charlie Chaplin to recent movies. See more »

Dame Nellie Melba, Part 2

 Dame Nellie Melba, Part 2

The second part of our episode on the Australian diva focuses on her career in the early 1900s, her charity work and her belief that singers had to work -- and work hard -- to be constantly perfecting their technique. See more »

Dame Nellie Melba, Part 1

 Dame Nellie Melba, Part 1

Born Helen Porter Mitchell in Melbourne, Australia in 1861, Nellie Melba would rise to fame as a singer. Her life was everything you'd expect from a diva: foods named for her, command performances and a scandalous royal affair. See more »

Lisztomania

 Lisztomania

Franz Liszt was a pianist, a composer and a conductor, and basically the first rock star who drove fans into fits of swooning and screaming. Some fans even stole the detritus of his life (unfinished coffee, broken piano strings) to carry with them. See more »

Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 2

 Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 2

Once Manning became a professional dancer and choreographer, his work took him all over the world. After WWII derailed his swing dancing, he had a hard time returning to a world where musical tastes had changed. See more »

Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 1

 Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 1

Frankie Manning grew up loving dance, learning and practicing in ballrooms and private parties in New York. His innovations in creating new moves for the Lindy hop led him from dancing as a hobby to a career as a performer. See more »

Bela Lugosi, Part 2

 Bela Lugosi, Part 2

While his name instantly conjures an image of the dashing, sophisticated vampire that helped spark an entire horror film genre, Lugosi really lost more than he gained from playing the role. See more »