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.
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.
103.7 Linear Feet
(163 boxes, 1 half document box, 24 cartons, and 2 oversize boxes)
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