America's Castles: The Anglophiles DVD
SKU ID #67120
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: February 16, 1997
Tour the homes of three families who took the saying "a man's home is his castle" to its logical conclusion!
For some of America's wealthiest families a standard mansion simply would not do. For them, the height of luxury demanded a castle - even if they had to ship one stone by stone from England!
See how cosmetics mogul Carl Weeks assembled his Salisbury House from parts of several European manor homes - and filled its 43 rooms with over $3 million of fine furnishings and art, including a collection of Rodin sculptures.
Agecroft Hall, a 15th century Lancashire castle, was transported across the Atlantic and re-assembled in 1925. Not content to just have a castle, owner T.C. Williams furnished it with Tudor and Stuart antiques and surrounded it with extensive formal gardens.
Watch the incredible process of reconstructing a medieval castle in rare footage of Virginia House, a 12th century British masterpiece. The former home of diplomat Alexander Weddell contains a stunning collection of ancient Greek artifacts and Flemish tapestries.