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Finding aid of the Stan Margulies Collection 2424
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The Stan Margulies Collection consists of the papers of Stan Margulies. Margulies was a producer of made-for-TV movies and miniseries, including the ratings hits Roots and The Thorn Birds.
Stan Margulies was born in New York City in 1920. He attended New York University, served as a Staff Sargeant in the US Army during World War II and moved to Los Angeles in 1947 to work as a publicist at RKO Pictures. He married his first wife, Lillian, in 1943. They had two sons, Lee and Edward, and a daughter, Lisa. A couple of Margulies' more well-known films include Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines and If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium, the latter of which he partnered with David Wolper. Their partnership is best known for producing the miniseries Roots (1977) and The Thorn Birds (1983) and lasted through the production of the miniseries The Mystic Warrior in 1983. They also produced the original film version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971).
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