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Finding Aid for the Mirisch Corporation Records, 1949-1974
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Description
Walter M. Mirisch (1921- ) was born in New York City. He produced films for Monogram Pictures and was the executive producer at Allied Artists before forming an independent production company, Mirisch Company, in 1957. The corporation's list of films includes 3 Best Picture Academy Award winners. The collection consists of correspondence, contracts, production files, and copies of scripts for films and television shows produced by Walter M. Mirisch and the Mirisch Corporation.
Background
Walter M. Mirisch was born on November 8, 1921 in New York City; attended City College of New York; BA, University of Wisconsin, 1942; graduated, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, 1943, following his World War II service, Mirisch began producing films for Monogram Pictures; became executive producer at Allied Artists in 1951; formed an independent production company, Mirisch Company, in 1957 with his brother Marvin and half brother Harold; Mirisch Corporation's list of films includes 3 Best Picture Academy Award winners: The Apartment (1960), West Side Story (1961), and In the Heat of the Night (1967); Mirisch was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) from 1973-77 and was presented with the Thalberg Memorial Award (1978) and the Hersholt Humanitarian Award (1983) by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS); received the UCLA medal in 1989.
Extent
89 boxes (44.5 linear ft.) 22 cartons (22 linear ft.) 2 oversize boxes
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.