Scope and Content
Title: Mirisch Corporation Records,
Date (inclusive): 1949-1974
Collection number: 1146
Creator: Mirisch Corporation
89 boxes (44.5 linear ft.)
22 cartons (22 linear ft.)
2 oversize boxes
Abstract: 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.
Language: Finding aid is written in
University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections
for paging information.
Restrictions on Access
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
Reference Desk for paging information.
This collection is CLOSED until the death of Walter M. Mirisch.
Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
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.
Provenance/Source of Acquisition
Gift of Walter M. Mirisch, 1974-1985.
[Identification of item], Mirisch Corporation Records (Collection 1146). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young
Research Library, UCLA.
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.
Scope and Content
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Motion picture producers and directors--Archival resources.
Television producers and directors--Archival resources.