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Also Known As: David Paul Maysles Died: January 3, 1987
Born: January 10, 1932 Cause of Death: Stroke
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA Profession: director, producer, documentarian, sound recordist, production assistant

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Gates, The (2008)
3.
  Christo in Paris (1990) Director
4.
  Islands (1987) Director
6.
  Running Fence (1978) Director
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  Grey Gardens (1976) Director
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  Pupa del gangster, La (1974) Director
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10.
  What's Happening (1970) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Wild Blue Yonder (2008)
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After college graduation, joined US Army; posted in Germany serving at Headquarters Military Intelligence School, Oberammergau
1955:
Worked as production assistant for Marilyn Monroe Productions (on "Bus Stop" in the USA and "The Prince and the Showgirl" in England)
1957:
Joined brother on continent to collaborate on films
1957:
Filmmaking debut with brother, "Youth of Poland"
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With brother, member of Drew Associates
1962:
Formed Maysles Films, Inc.
1962:
First film under new banner "Showman", made with Charlotte Zwerin; film was not released in the USA because its subject producer Joseph E Levine would not grant his permission
1964:
With Zwerin and brother Albert, co-directed "What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA"
1970:
Co-directed (with Zwerin and Albert) and shared director of photography duties (with Albert) on "Gimme Shelter", documenting the Rolling Stones 1969 world tour
1973:
Shared Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short for "Christo's Valley Curtain"
1974:
Co-produced and co-directed the controversial "Grey Gardens"
1978:
made second film about the artist Christo, "Running Fence"; served as co-producer, co-director and sound recording mixer
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In the mid-1980s, worked on two documentary profiles of musicians, "Ozawa" (1984) and "Vladimir Horowitz: The Last Romantic" (1985); earned Emmy Award for the latter
1990:
Last film, the posthumously released "Christo in Paris"; credited as co-director and co-cinematographer
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Education

Brookline High School: Brookline , Massachusetts -
Boston University: Boston , Massachusetts -

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sister:
Barbara Maysles. Artist. Older.
brother:
Albert Maysles. Filmmaker. Older.

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