Walter Mirisch papers, 1946-1978

Mirisch, Walter

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  • Format Mixed Materials
  • Physical Details
    • 16.0 cubic feet (39 archives boxes, and 1 package)
    • 13 disc recordings
    • 31 reels of film, and
    • 1 videorecording; plus
    • additions of 1.6 cubic feet
    • 46 films, and
    • 27 videorecordings
  • OCLC ocn173692699
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion


  • Papers of an Academy Award-winning motion picture producer and founder of the Mirisch Corporation, consisting of records of various films and television series produced by Mirisch or by his company. Present in varying quantities, the files include shooting scripts, stills, advertising and publicity kits, films, sound recordings, and set and costume designs.
  • Among the Mirisch Corporation productions (all released by United Artists) are "The Apartment" (1960), "The Children's Hour" (1962), "The Great Escape" (1963), "Hawaii" (1966), "The Horse Soldiers" (1959), "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" (1967), "In the Heat of the Night" (1967), "Irma La Douce" (1963), "The Magnificent Seven" (1960), "One, Two, Three" (1961), "The Pink Panther" (1964), "The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming" (1966), "Some Like It Hot" (1959), "Toys in the Attic" (1963), "Two for the See-saw" (1962), and "West Side Story" (1961). Records of television work include shooting scripts, films, and budgets for "Hey, Landlord" (NBC), "Peter Loves Mary" (NBC), "Rat Patrol" (ABC), and "Wichita Town" (NBC-film).
  • The processed portion is summarized above, dates 1946-1970, and is described in the register. Additional accessions date 1958-1978 and are described in the holdings.


  • The films and video recordings in this collection are also cataloged separately by title.
  • Presented by Walter Mirisch, Hollywood, California, 1967-1969.
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