Host: [about a close-up of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe]
Gable... Monroe... these are only two of the magical names that conjure up almost a lifetime of wondrous illusion. They are among a handful of unique personalities who belong on the roster of great stars, those in whose images audiences over the years have found some illusive fulfillment. The climate that produced them has changed, but the affection born out of need for them remains. This is essentially a love story, a story that begins when there were no stars.