- 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: January 2, 1995
They were arguably the most powerful family in America. But the dynasty dissolved in a frenzy of excess, backbiting and sexual indiscretions. The Vanderbilts were a gossip columnist's dream. Their saga was a magnificent tapestry of honor, greed and scandal, and, of course, wealth.
BIOGRAPHY® traces their stunning story, from the genius of the ''Commodore'' to the custody battle over little Gloria. Discover how Cornelius first built a fortune in shipping before turning his attention to railroads. Relive his legendary battles with rival John Jay Gould. Trace the scandals that scarred the family image, and learn of their enormous contributions to charity that could never overcome the doings that dominated the gossip page. And biographers and rare footage highlight the defining moments in the history of the dynasty.
Join BIOGRAPHY® for the story of the Vanderbilts, a sweeping saga more powerful than those found in today's tabloids.