This weekend marks the 89th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood celebrating outstanding achievements in the motion picture industry. Merv interviewed many Academy Award winners throughout his years as a TV host, so we thought we’d share three classics here for you to enjoy.
The legendary Bette Davis talks with Merv about her Academy-Award-winning role in Jezebel, and her director on that film, William Wyler.
And, a rare early interview with the legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola. He talks about his films, his studio, his vineyard home, actors, George Lucas and his then-current movie Apocalypse Now.
Finally, Robert DeNiro chats with Merv about his Academy Award winning performance in Raging Bull.
Enjoy and we’re sending best wishes to all of the nominees at this weekend’s celebration!
You can find these interviews and many more greats in the official Box Set collection.