The American Short Story Collection
Several titles from the original American Short Story Collection are finally available on DVD. First airing on PBS in the 1980s, this series features short story works by some of America's greatest authors, including Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Richard Wright and Willa Cather. Rappaccini's Daughter (left), by Nathaniel Hawthorne, is the creepy tale of an 18th century scholar who falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden. And who can resist a title like Bernice Bobs Her Hair, a wicked tale by F. Scott Fitzgerald about the transformation of sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shelly Duvall) into a smooth-talking man-trap during a visit to her vampish kin in the summer of 1919?