JERICHO, NEW YORK, June 3, 2002 – AMC gets undressed with "Naked Hollywood," June 7 – 9, a series of six original specials that profile Hollywood celebrities and probe into their off-camera lives. Each show examines a high profile movie star whose life was forever altered by fame and limelight.
"Naked Hollywood" begins on Friday, June 7 with the four-part series THE FINAL DAY, a compelling look at the last day in the lives of some of Hollywood's legendary actors. At 10:00 PM, AMC presents THE FINAL DAY: JAMES DEAN. From his troubled childhood to his turbulent adult life, this one-hour original production examines the life and death of a man who loved living on the edge. Next at 11:00 PM, AMC showcases THE FINAL DAY: BUDDY HOLLY, a look at the legendary rock and roll singer whose plane crashed in a frozen Iowa cornfield in 1959. On Saturday, June 8 at 10:00 PM, THE FINAL DAY: MARILYN MONROE looks into the life and untimely death of Marilyn Monroe. Following at 11:00 PM, AMC premieres THE FINAL DAY: NATALIE WOOD. Known for her critically acclaimed roles in "Miracle on 34th Street" and "Rebel Without a Cause," Wood was married twice to Robert Wagner. The one-hour original special focuses on the two marriages and uncovers the jealousy between them.
SINS OF HOLLYWOOD: DEATH IN THE HOUSE OF BRANDO, premiering June 9 at 10:00 PM, probes a tragic murder at the hilltop estate of legendary actor Marlon Brando. There's no disputing that Christian Brando, Marlon's son, shot and killed Dag Drollet, his half-sister Cheyenne's boyfriend and the father of her unborn child. But was it an accident in the midst of a struggle, as he claimed, or premeditated revenge, as Cheyenne told police? Featuring courtroom footage, family photos and a rarely seen taped interview with the troubled Cheyenne, as well as interviews with police, family friends and Brando biographer Peter Manso, this one-hour documentary pores over the evidence and delves into the thorny history of the house of Brando.
On June 9 at 11:00 PM, AMC airs CELEB. VS. CELEB, a saucy look at three infamous celebrity rivalries. The special digs into the clashes of such Hollywood titans as Madonna and Sandra Bernhard, who made headlines first for their hedonism, then for their mutual hostility; Steve McQueen and his public struggle to one-up – or at least catch up – with his perceived nemesis, Paul Newman; and sensational director Oliver Stone and his bitter free-speech feud with Southern statesman and novelist John Grisham over Stone's controversial film NATURAL BORN KILLERS (1994).
AMC is a premiere 24-hour movie network dedicated to the world of American film. With one of the finest, most comprehensive libraries of popular films, and a diverse blend of original series, documentaries and interstitials, AMC offers an elegant and contemporary entertainment destination. AMC is a fully distributed network reaching over 83,000,000 U.S. homes (as of May, 2002) and ranking #16 in size among all 55 networks.
Since its launch in 1984, AMC has been dedicated to deepening the movie experience for its viewers, featuring film-loving celebrity hosts and an increasingly visible, critically acclaimed slate of original programming. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including seven Emmy awards.
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