|Also Known As:
David Paul Maysles
||Died: || January 3, 1987
|Born: || January 10, 1931
||Cause of Death: || Stroke
|| Boston, Massachusetts, USA
documentarian, producer, director, sound recordist, production assistant
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Co-directed (with Zwerin and Albert) and shared director of photography duties (with Albert) on "Gimme Shelter", documenting the Rolling Stones 1969 world tour
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
With brother, member of Drew Associates
With Zwerin and brother Albert, co-directed "What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA"
Worked as production assistant for Marilyn Monroe Productions (on "Bus Stop" in the USA and "The Prince and the Showgirl" in England)
Filmmaking debut with brother, "Youth of Poland"
Last film, the posthumously released "Christo in Paris"; credited as co-director and co-cinematographer
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
made second film about the artist Christo, "Running Fence"; served as co-producer, co-director and sound recording mixer
Shared Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short for "Christo's Valley Curtain"
After college graduation, joined US Army; posted in Germany serving at Headquarters Military Intelligence School, Oberammergau
Co-produced and co-directed the controversial "Grey Gardens"
Formed Maysles Films, Inc.
Joined brother on continent to collaborate on films
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Brookline High School:
Barbara Maysles. Artist. Older.
Albert Maysles. Filmmaker. Older.