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Mitchell Leisen

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Leisen's card from The Big Broadcast of 1938s credits

Source: Wikipedia

Mitchell Leisen (October 6, 1898 – October 28, 1972) was an American director, art director, and costume designer.

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  • Born: James Mitchell Leisen October 6, 1898 Menominee, Michigan, U.S.
  • Died: October 28, 1972 (aged 74) Woodland Hills, California, U.S.
  • Occupation: Director, Art Director, Costume Designer, Producer
  • Years active: 1920–1967
  • Spouse(s): Sandra Gahle

Read more about Mitchell Leisen at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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The Week Ahead: ‘Easy Living’ Is Part of ‘Screwball Romance’ Series at IFC Center
NY Times Movies, 2014-12-18 20:07:39
“Easy Living”, a 1937 movie directed by Mitchell Leisen, is to be screened as part of the weekend series “Screwball Romance” at the IFC Center.

UCLA fest: A stylish way to get to know Mitchell Leisen
LA Times Entertainme, 2012-11-15 00:50:00
The director's witty, intelligent films are pillars of Hollywood's golden age, yet we don't know him that well. It's time to change that.Though the elegant, urbane and sophisticated director would recoil in horror at the comparison, Mitchell Leisen is the Rodney Dangerfield of golden age Hollywood directors. He simply can't ...

DVD: Mitchell Leisen’s ‘No Man of Her Own’ and ‘Bedevilled’ on DVD
NY Times Movies, 2012-04-06 15:00:00
Two films by the director Mitchell Leisen are out on DVD: “No Man of Her Own,” with Barbara Stanwyck, and “Bedevilled.”

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