“Forgotten Hollywood”- Cue the Titles…

Posted on September 30, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Wayne Fitzgerald was a film title designer.  Over a career that spanned fifty-five years, he designed close to a thousand motion picture and television main and end title sequences for top directors at Warner Brothers, MGM, and Twentieth Century Fox.


“`Fitzgerald graduated from Art Center College of Design in 1951, and began his career at Pacific Title and Art Studio. Wayne would not get screen credit for his early work including Raintree County, The Three Faces of Eve, The Music Man, Pillow Talk, My Fair Lady, and Imitation of Life. After delivering on Bonnie and Clyde, he formed his own company, Wayne Fitzgerald FilmDesign.

“`Other titles include  Judgment at Nuremberg, Cat Ballou, In the Heat of the Night, Cool Hand Luke, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Graduate, Rosemary’s Baby, Funny Girl, The Conversation, Chinatown, The Godfather: pt. II, The Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, The Big ChillCity Slickers, Scent of a Woman, Groundhog Day, Grumpy Old Man, Terms of Endearment, and dozens of others. He was also prolific on television.


“`Fitzgerald was a two-term governor in the  Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and he represented title designers. He lectured at UCLA and AFI, and participated in panel discussions in Los Angeles and New York.

“`Wayne Fitzgerald was eighty-nine. Role credits…

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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