“Forgotten Hollywood”- The Magnificent Mirisch…

Posted on February 25, 2023 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Walter Mirisch was a film producer, who was president and executive head of production of The Mirisch Corporation, an independent film company, which he formed in 1957 with brothers, Marvin and Harold. They became responsible for some of the most familiar motion pictures in the last fifty years of the twentieth century. Known in the industry as a perfectionist, he supervised every detail of his films from the earliest stages to the final release.

“`At the age of twenty-nine, Mirisch became production head at Allied Artists Studio, initially only a division of Monogram. Among other films, he supervised the productions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Friendly Persuasion,  and the Billy Wilder-directed  Love in the Afternoon.

“`The Mirisch Company produced sixty-eight films for United Artists, including three that won the Best Picture OscarsThe Apartment, West Side Story and In the Heat of the Night. Other productions were very popular cinema in Hollywood.  They include:  Some Like it Hot, The Magnificent Seven, the remake of Kid Galahad (with Elvis), The Great Escape, Two for the SeesawThe Russians are Coming, The Russians are ComingA Shot in the Dark, The Pink PantherHow to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Midway, Fiddler on the Roof and The Thomas Crown Affair.

“`Honored many time by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Hollywood Foreign Press Association and the Producers Guild of America,  Mirisch was revered by his colleagues. He served as president of the Producers Guild and  Motion Picture Academy at various stages during his long distinguished career.

“`The beloved Walter Mirisch was 101.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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