Alexander Golitzen


Art Director

About

Also Known As
Alexander Golizen, Alex Golitzen
Birth Place
Russia
Born
February 28, 1908
Died
July 26, 2005
Cause of Death
Congestive Heart Failure

Biography

Hollywood veteran who began his career at United Artists in the mid-1930s. From 1944 most of Golitzen's work was for Universal, where he was made supervising art director in 1960....

Biography

Hollywood veteran who began his career at United Artists in the mid-1930s. From 1944 most of Golitzen's work was for Universal, where he was made supervising art director in 1960.

Filmography

 

Producer (Feature Film)

Canyon Passage (1946)
Associate Producer
A Night in Paradise (1946)
Associate Producer
Salome, Where She Danced (1945)
Associate Producer

Art Director (Feature Film)

That Man Bolt (1973)
Art Director
Breezy (1973)
Art Direction
Showdown (1973)
Art Director
Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)
Art Director
Joe Kidd (1972)
Art Director
The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid (1972)
Art Director
Raid on Rommel (1971)
Art Director
The Beguiled (1971)
Art Director
How to Frame a Figg (1971)
Art Director
Play Misty for Me (1971)
Art Director
One More Train to Rob (1971)
Art Director
Red Sky at Morning (1971)
Art Director
Story of a Woman (1970)
Art Director
Company of Killers (1970)
Art Director
Lost Flight (1970)
Art Director
The Forbin Project (1970)
Art Director
Airport (1970)
Art Director
I Love My Wife (1970)
Art Director
The Cockeyed Cowboys of Calico County (1970)
Art Director
Pufnstuf (1970)
Art Director
Winning (1969)
Art Director
Eye of the Cat (1969)
Art Director
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
Art Director
House of Cards (1969)
Art Director
Sweet Charity (1969)
Art Director
Death of a Gunfighter (1969)
Art Director
Angel in My Pocket (1969)
Art Director
Change of Habit (1969)
Art Director
The Lost Man (1969)
Art Director
A Man Called Gannon (1969)
Art Director
The Love God? (1969)
Art Director
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
Art Director
Nobody's Perfect (1968)
Art Director
P. J. (1968)
Art Director
The Ballad of Josie (1968)
Art Director
Counterpoint (1968)
Art Director
In Enemy Country (1968)
Art Director
The Shakiest Gun in the West (1968)
Art Director
The Hell With Heroes (1968)
Art Director
Journey to Shiloh (1968)
Art Director
Don't Just Stand There! (1968)
Art Director
What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (1968)
Art Director
A Lovely Way To Die (1968)
Art Director
Hellfighters (1968)
Art Director
Coogan's Bluff (1968)
Art Director
The Pink Jungle (1968)
Art Director
Madigan (1968)
Art Director
Did You Hear the One About the Traveling Saleslady? (1968)
Art Director
The Perils of Pauline (1967)
Art Director
The King's Pirate (1967)
Art Director
Games (1967)
Art Director
Rough Night in Jericho (1967)
Art Director
The Young Warriors (1967)
Art Director
Banning (1967)
Art Director
Rosie (1967)
Art Director
Tobruk (1967)
Art Director
Gunfight in Abilene (1967)
Art Director
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Art Director
The Ride to Hangman's Tree (1967)
Art Director
The Reluctant Astronaut (1967)
Art Director
The Pad (And How To Use It) (1966)
Art Director
The Ghost and Mr. Chicken (1966)
Art Director
Gambit (1966)
Art Director
Incident at Phantom Hill (1966)
Art Director
Moment to Moment (1966)
Art Director
Texas Across the River (1966)
Art Director
... And Now Miguel (1966)
Art Director
The Plainsman (1966)
Art Director
Beau Geste (1966)
Art Director
The Appaloosa (1966)
Art Director
Blindfold (1966)
Art Director
Madame X (1966)
Art Director
Munster, Go Home! (1966)
Art Director
Let's Kill Uncle (1966)
Art Director
Gunpoint (1966)
Art Director
The Rare Breed (1966)
Art Director
Strange Bedfellows (1965)
Art Director
Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965)
Art Director
The Art of Love (1965)
Art Director
Fluffy (1965)
Art Director
Shenandoah (1965)
Art Director
The War Lord (1965)
Art Director
Mirage (1965)
Art Director
Wild Seed (1965)
Art Director
Love and Kisses (1965)
Art Director
The Sword of Ali Baba (1965)
Art Director
McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (1965)
Art Director
I Saw What You Did (1965)
Art Director
A Very Special Favor (1965)
Art Director
That Funny Feeling (1965)
Art Director
Send Me No Flowers (1964)
Art Director
I'd Rather Be Rich (1964)
Art Director
The Lively Set (1964)
Art Director
Bedtime Story (1964)
Art Director
Taggart (1964)
Art Director
Father Goose (1964)
Art Director
Bullet for a Badman (1964)
Art Director
Wild and Wonderful (1964)
Art Director
McHale's Navy (1964)
Art Director
The Brass Bottle (1964)
Art Director
Kitten With a Whip (1964)
Art Director
Island of the Blue Dolphins (1964)
Art Director
Man's Favorite Sport? (1964)
Art Director
The Night Walker (1964)
Art Director
The Thrill of It All (1963)
Art Director
For Love or Money (1963)
Art Director
Captain Newman, M. D. (1963)
Art Director
Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
Art Director
Showdown (1963)
Art Director
The Ugly American (1963)
Art Director
The List of Adrian Messenger (1963)
Art Director
Forty Pounds of Trouble (1963)
Art Director
A Gathering of Eagles (1963)
Art Director
That Touch of Mink (1962)
Art Director
To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Art Director
Six Black Horses (1962)
Art Director
The Spiral Road (1962)
Art Director
Lonely Are the Brave (1962)
Art Director
Cape Fear (1962)
Art Director
If a Man Answers (1962)
Art Director
The Outsider (1961)
Art Director
Lover Come Back (1961)
Art Director
Flower Drum Song (1961)
Art Director
Tammy Tell Me True (1961)
Art Director
The Private Lives of Adam & Eve (1961)
Art Director
The Great Impostor (1961)
Art Director
Back Street (1961)
Art Director
The Last Sunset (1961)
Art Director
Posse From Hell (1961)
Art Director
College Confidential (1960)
Art Director
Spartacus (1960)
Production Design
Midnight Lace (1960)
Art Director
The Leech Woman (1960)
Art Director
Seven Ways from Sundown (1960)
Art Director
Hell Bent for Leather (1960)
Art Director
This Earth Is Mine (1959)
Art Director
Never Steal Anything Small (1959)
Art Director
The Perfect Furlough (1959)
Art Director
Money, Women and Guns (1959)
Art Director
Operation Petticoat (1959)
Art Director
Curse of the Undead (1959)
Art Director
No Name on the Bullet (1959)
Art Director
A Stranger in My Arms (1959)
Art Director
The Wild and the Innocent (1959)
Art Director
Imitation of Life (1959)
Art Director
Touch of Evil (1958)
Art Director
Twilight for the Gods (1958)
Art Director
Once Upon a Horse... (1958)
Art Director
Flood Tide (1958)
Art Director
Day of the Bad Man (1958)
Art Director
The Tarnished Angels (1958)
Art Director
Kathy O' (1958)
Art Director
The Last of the Fast Guns (1958)
Art Director
The Saga of Hemp Brown (1958)
Art Director
The Female Animal (1958)
Art Director
The Lady Takes a Flyer (1958)
Art Director
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Art Director
Wild Heritage (1958)
Art Director
This Happy Feeling (1958)
Art Director
Step Down to Terror (1958)
Art Director
Raw Wind in Eden (1958)
Art Director
Monster on the Campus (1958)
Art Director
The Restless Years (1958)
Art Director
Voice in the Mirror (1958)
Art Director
The Big Beat (1958)
Art Director
Appointment with a Shadow (1958)
Art Director
Girls on the Loose (1958)
Art Director
Live Fast, Die Young (1958)
Art Director
The Thing That Couldn't Die (1958)
Art Director
Summer Love (1958)
Art Director
Damn Citizen (1958)
Art Director
Ride a Crooked Trail (1958)
Art Director
Joe Butterfly (1957)
Art Director
Mister Cory (1957)
Art Director
The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Art Director
The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Art Director
Man in the Shadow (1957)
Art Director
Gun for a Coward (1957)
Art Director
Man Afraid (1957)
Art Director
Interlude (1957)
Art Director
The Monolith Monsters (1957)
Art Director
The Kettles on Old MacDonald's Farm (1957)
Art Director
Istanbul (1957)
Art Director
The Land Unknown (1957)
Art Director
My Man Godfrey (1957)
Art Director
Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Art Director
Night Passage (1957)
Art Director
Quantez (1957)
Art Director
Slim Carter (1957)
Art Director
Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Art Director
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue (1957)
Art Director
Written on the Wind (1957)
Art Director
Four Girls in Town (1957)
Art Director
Battle Hymn (1957)
Art Director
Rock, Pretty Baby (1957)
Art Director
The Girl in the Kremlin (1957)
Art Director
The Tattered Dress (1957)
Art Director
The Night Runner (1957)
Art Director
Kelly and Me (1957)
Art Director
The Midnight Story (1957)
Art Director
Joe Dakota (1957)
Art Director
Never Say Goodbye (1956)
Art Director
Away All Boats (1956)
Art Director
The Unguarded Moment (1956)
Art Director
Backlash (1956)
Art Director
The Toy Tiger (1956)
Art Director
Star in the Dust (1956)
Art Director
There's Always Tomorrow (1956)
Art Director
The Square Jungle (1956)
Art Director
The Price of Fear (1956)
Art Director
The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)
Art Director
Francis in the Haunted House (1956)
Art Director
The Kettles in the Ozarks (1956)
Art Director
Congo Crossing (1956)
Art Director
The Mole People (1956)
Art Director
The Rawhide Years (1956)
Art Director
Showdown at Abilene (1956)
Art Director
A Day of Fury (1956)
Art Director
Everything but the Truth (1956)
Art Director
Red Sundown (1956)
Art Director
Outside the Law (1956)
Art Director
Behind the High Wall (1956)
Art Director
World in My Corner (1956)
Art Director
Raw Edge (1956)
Art Director
Pillars of the Sky (1956)
Art Director
Walk the Proud Land (1956)
Supervisor art Director
The Spoilers (1956)
Art Director
The Benny Goodman Story (1956)
Art Director
All That Heaven Allows (1956)
Art Director
Man Without a Star (1955)
Art Director
Smoke Signal (1955)
Art Director
Chief Crazy Horse (1955)
Art Director
The Far Country (1955)
Art Director
Female on the Beach (1955)
Art Director
This Island Earth (1955)
Art Director
The Second Greatest Sex (1955)
Art Director
The Man from Bitter Ridge (1955)
Art Director
Ain't Misbehavin' (1955)
Art Director
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Art Director
Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops (1955)
Art Director
The Purple Mask (1955)
Art Director
To Hell and Back (1955)
Art Director
Running Wild (1955)
Art Director
The Shrike (1955)
Art Director
Foxfire (1955)
Art Director
Captain Lightfoot (1955)
Art Director
So This Is Paris (1955)
Art Director
Lady Godiva of Coventry (1955)
Art Director
The Looters (1955)
Art Director
Kiss of Fire (1955)
Art Director
Six Bridges to Cross (1955)
Art Director
The Private War of Major Benson (1955)
Art Director
Cult of the Cobra (1955)
Art Director
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
Art Director
One Desire (1955)
Art Director
Destry (1955)
Art Director
Francis in the Navy (1955)
Art Director
Tarantula (1955)
Art Director
Naked Alibi (1954)
Art Director
Four Guns to the Border (1954)
Art Director
Bengal Brigade (1954)
Art Director
The Yellow Mountain (1954)
Art Director
Playgirl (1954)
Art Director
Ricochet Romance (1954)
Art Director
Fireman Save My Child (1954)
Art Director
The Glenn Miller Story (1954)
Art Director
Dawn at Socorro (1954)
Art Director
The Black Shield of Falworth (1954)
Art Director
Sign of the Pagan (1954)
Art Director
Francis Joins the WACS (1954)
Art Director
The Mississippi Gambler (1953)
Art Director
The Great Sioux Uprising (1953)
Art Director
The Man from the Alamo (1953)
Art Director
The Lone Hand (1953)
Art Director
Girls in the Night (1953)
Art Director
Thunder Bay (1953)
Art Director
All I Desire (1953)
Art Director
Column South (1953)
Art Director
War Arrow (1953)
Art Director
Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)
Art Director
Seminole (1953)
Art Director
Take Me to Town (1953)
Art Director
Desert Legion (1953)
Art Director
Law and Order (1953)
Art Director
Gunsmoke (1953)
Art Director
City Beneath the Sea (1953)
Art Director
The Veils of Bagdad (1953)
Art Director
The Duel at Silver Creek (1952)
Art Director
The World in His Arms (1952)
Art Director
Against All Flags (1952)
Art Director
It Grows on Trees (1952)
Art Director
The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)
Art Director
Smuggler's Island (1951)
Art Director
Frenchie (1951)
Art Director
You Never Can Tell (1951)
Art Director
The Golden Horde (1951)
Art Director
Double Crossbones (1951)
Art Director
Up Front (1951)
Art Director
Tales of the West 4 (1951)
["Western Courage"] art Director
Tales of the West 3 (1950)
Art Director ["Rustlers' Ransom"]
Spy Hunt (1950)
Art Director
The Lady Gambles (1949)
Art Director
Bagdad (1949)
Art Director
You Gotta Stay Happy (1949)
Production Design
Sword in the Desert (1949)
Art Director
Tap Roots (1948)
Production Design
The Saxon Charm (1948)
Art Director
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Art Director
Smash Up--The Story of a Woman (1947)
Art Director
The Lost Moment (1947)
Art Director
Something in the Wind (1947)
Art Director
A Night in Paradise (1946)
Art Director
Magnificent Doll (1946)
Art Director
Salome, Where She Danced (1945)
Art Director
Scarlet Street (1945)
Art Director
Hi, Beautiful (1944)
Art Director
The Climax (1944)
Art Director
Cobra Woman (1944)
Art Director
San Diego, I Love You (1944)
Art Director
Ladies Courageous (1944)
Art Director
Gung Ho! (1943)
Art Director
We've Never Been Licked (1943)
Art Director
Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Art Director
Arabian Nights (1942)
Production Design
Eagle Squadron (1942)
Art Director
That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
Art Director
Sundown (1941)
Art Director
The House Across the Bay (1940)
Art Director
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Art Director
Eternally Yours (1939)
Art Director
Slightly Honorable (1939)
Art Director
Trade Winds (1938)
Art Director Associate
The Hurricane (1937)
Assistant by
The Call of the Wild (1935)
Art Director
Folies Bergère de Paris (1935)
Art Department

Life Events

1935

Feature debut, credited for art direction, "The Call of the Wild"

1945

Feature debut as producer, "Salome - Where She Danced"

1953

First collaboration with Douglas Sirk, as art director, "All I Desire"

1957

Credited for art direction on six films directed by Jack Arnold from 1957-1959, beginning with, "The Incredible Shrinking Man"

1971

Served as art director on Clint Eastwood's directorial debut, "Play Misty For Me"

1974

Last feature credit, "Earthquake"

Videos

Movie Clip

Foxfire (1955) - What's The Diff? After credits with an eponymous title song (with the lyric written by leading man Jeff Chandler!) promising mining industry melodrama, top-billed Jane Russell encounters car trouble and some sassy Native fellow motorists, in Foxfire, 1955, from the popular novel by Anya Seton.
All That Heaven Allows (1955) - So Few Widows Wear It Escorted by stately Harvey (Conrad Nagel), Connecticut widow Cary (Jane Wyman) turns heads at the country club, cruelly greeted by Mona (Jacqueline de Wit), defended by Sara (Agnes Moorehead) then jumped by Howard (Donald Curtis), social tumult in Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows, 1955.
All That Heaven Allows (1955) - This May Be My Last Year Using the Universal backlot as suburban Connecticut, Agnes Moorehead as Sara conducts exposition regarding Jane Wyman (as "Cary,") at first hardly noticing the hunky gardener Ron (Rock Hudson), opening Douglas Sirk's celebrated All That Heaven Allows, 1955, produced by Ross Hunter.
Written On The Wind (1957) - Not Duties, Pleasures Right-hand man Mitch (Rock Hudson) has persuaded Lucy (Lauren Bacall), secretary in a Manhattan ad agency, to meet his playboy Texas oil-family scion and virtual-brother Kyle (Robert Stack) at "21," early in Douglas Sirk's Written On The Wind, 1957.
Written On The Wind (1957) - Welcome To Hadley First appearance of oil tycoon Hadley (Robert Keith), atop his tower in the town named after him, with protege Mitch (Rock Hudson), joined soon by his sobered-up son Kyle (Robert Stack), introducing his new wife Lucy (Lauren Bacall), in Douglas Sirk's Written On The Wind, 1957.
Written On The Wind (1957) - Thank You, Sir Galahad First appearance of trampy oil heiress Marylee (Dorothy Malone), with grabby Roy (John Larch) and barkeeper Dan (Robert J. Wilke), who has called her newly-wedded and sober brother Kyle (Robert Stack) and his wing man Mitch (Rock Hudson), in Douglas Sirk's Written On The Wind, 1957.
Written On The Wind (1957) - Open, November 1956 Dramatic and fancy opening from director Douglas Sirk, Robert Stack as "Kyle" and Lauren Bacall as wife "Lucy" featured, from Written On The Wind, 1957, also starring Rock Hudson and Dorothy Malone.
Written On The Wind (1957) - You're My Girl As Douglas Sirk-ian as scenes get, Texas oil heiress Marylee (Dorothy Malone) remembering brother Kyle and friend Mitch, who grew up to be Rock Hudson, himself love-lorn, and her target behind the scenes at a family party, in Written On The Wind, 1957.
Incredible Shrinking Man, The (1957) - To The Galley, Wench! Narration by star Grant Williams, notably grim as he enjoys a slightly ribald exchange on a borrowed yacht with his wife (Randy Stuart), opening director Jack Arnold's The Incredible Shrinking Man, 1957, from Richard Matheson's story and screenplay.
Lover Come Back (1961) - Looks Like A Rough Day Director Delbert Mann's opening, introducing Doris Day, and later her aide Ann B. Davis, and rival Madison Avenue ad man Jerry (Rock Hudson), with an uncredited companion, then assistant Karen Norris, and a new contract up for grabs, in Lover Come Back, 1961.
Imitation Of Life (1959) - Ten Seconds Before You Die Out of work model and/or actress and single mom Lora (Lana Turner) has schemed her way into an after-hours meeting at the office of theatrical agent Loomis (Robert Alda) who, it turns out, lacks certain scruples, early in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life, 1959.
Folies Bergere De Paris (1935) - Rhythm Of The Night After a modest opening number and wardrobe change, Paris entertainer Charlier (Maurice Chevalier) with a big one, song by Jack Stern and Jack Meskill, dance by Dave Gould, Ann Sothern as partner Mimi, opening the Darryl Zanuck 20th Century Fox musical Folies Bergere De Paris, 1935.

Trailer

Sweet Charity - (Original Trailer) A taxi dancer (Shirley MacLaine) is unlucky in love in Bob Fosse's musical Sweet Charity(1969).
Foreign Correspondent - (Original Trailer) A camera with gun attachment, trick windmills and a mid-ocean plane crash are some of the predicaments facing Alfred Hitchcock's Foreign Correspondent (1940).
Against All Flags - (Original Trailer) A British officer (Errol Flynn) must face off against the pirates of Madagascar in Against All Flags (1952).
Last Sunset, The - (Original Trailer) A sheriff (Rock Hudson) finds the outlaw (Kirk Douglas) he's hunting leading a cattle drive and decides to help him before arresting him in Robert Aldrich's The Last Sunset (1961).
All That Heaven Allows - (Original Trailer) A lonely widow (Jane Wyman) defies small-town gossip when she falls for a younger man (Rock Hudson) in Douglas Sirk's All That Heaven Allows (1955).
Imitation of Life (1959) - (Original Trailer) Two mothers, one white, one black, face problems with their rebellious daughters in Douglas Sirk's Imitation Of Life (1959) starring Lana Turner.
Far Country, The -- (Original Trailer) Two cowboys on the road to Alaska help a wagon train in trouble in Anthony Mann's The Far Country (1955) starring James Stewart.
Gambit - (Original Trailer) A man (Michael Caine) dreams of the perfect robbery but can't seem to pull it off in Gambit (1966) co-starring Shirley MacLaine.
To Kill a Mockingbird - (Original Trailer) A young girl grows up fast when her lawyer father defends a black man accused of raping a white woman in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) starring Gregory Peck.
Flower Drum Song - (Original Trailer) A refugee travels to Chinatown as a mail-order bride in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical comedy Flower Drum Song (1961).
Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here - (Re-issue Trailer) A rebellious Native American races to elude a bloodthirsty posse in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) starring Robert Blake and Robert Redford.
War Lord, The - (Original Trailer) Charlton Heston is a medieval knight who exercises his right to sleep with another man's bride on their wedding night in The War Lord (1965).

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