Mark Twain (2001)
Ken Burns, the premiere documentarian of Americana, tackles the life of Mark Twain, the first writer with a uniquely American voice. In this installment in Burns’ “American Lives” series, the two 2-hour episodes explore a side of Twain that is unfamiliar to many. Widely regarded as the funniest person of the 19th century, Twain suffered through severe personal tragedies and lack of business sense that brought him to the brink of financial ruin on several occasions. Includes interviews with writers William Styron and Arthur Miller and actor Hal Holbrook (who has portrayed Twain in a one-man play each year for over 50 years).
:: May 24, 2010 Press Release ::
(CBS) The most celebrated American author and humorist of all time has assured his place in the 21st century.
Mark Twain’s autobiography, shut inside a vault for 100 years since his death in 1910, will finally be published.
The author of “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer,” “The Prince and the Pauper” and the iconic ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” left 5,000 pages of his memoirs at the University of California at Berkeley under orders that they not see the light of day for a century, reports the Independent.