|Also Known As:
David Paul Maysles
||Died: || January 3, 1987
|Born: || January 10, 1932
||Cause of Death: || Stroke
|| Boston, Massachusetts, USA
director, producer, documentarian, sound recordist, production assistant
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After college graduation, joined US Army; posted in Germany serving at Headquarters Military Intelligence School, Oberammergau
Worked as production assistant for Marilyn Monroe Productions (on "Bus Stop" in the USA and "The Prince and the Showgirl" in England)
Joined brother on continent to collaborate on films
Filmmaking debut with brother, "Youth of Poland"
With brother, member of Drew Associates
Formed Maysles Films, Inc.
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
With Zwerin and brother Albert, co-directed "What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA"
Co-directed (with Zwerin and Albert) and shared director of photography duties (with Albert) on "Gimme Shelter", documenting the Rolling Stones 1969 world tour
Shared Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short for "Christo's Valley Curtain"
Co-produced and co-directed the controversial "Grey Gardens"
made second film about the artist Christo, "Running Fence"; served as co-producer, co-director and sound recording mixer
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
Last film, the posthumously released "Christo in Paris"; credited as co-director and co-cinematographer
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Brookline High School:
Brookline , Massachusetts
Boston , Massachusetts
Barbara Maysles. Artist. Older.
Albert Maysles. Filmmaker. Older.