Thursday, May 28, 2015
Documentary "Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s" Heads to DVD & VOD
First Run Features recently send us information for their upcoming DVD and VOD release of "Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s". The documentary is the story of editor Harold T.P. Hayes, who made Esquire Magazine one of the staple magazine in American culture.
Special features on the DVD includes Three Extended Interviews (Gore Vidal on William Buckley • Nora Ephron at Esquire • Gay Talese: Sinatra has a Cold).
"Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s" hits retail on June 2nd.
Exploring the revolution in journalism sparked by the turbulence of the 1960s, Smiling Through the Apocalypse: Esquire in the 60s is the story of maverick editor Harold T.P. Hayes, who made Esquire magazine a galvanizing force in American culture. In this fascinating documentary, filmmaker Tom Hayes (Harold’s son) paints a portrait of editorial genius using the voices and images of the iconic writers, photographers and artists who, with Hayes at the helm, brought Esquire to the vanguard of the cultural revolution. Encouraging unprecedented journalistic freedom, Hayes curated many of the most talented artists and writers of the time including Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese, Nora Ephron, Peter Bogdanovich, Gore Vidal, Norman Mailer, and George Lois, all of whom provide vivid recollections of those charmed years in the film. He also gave bylines to established literary giants, among them Dorothy Parker and W.H. Auden