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Streaming January 14-26, 2022 Digital Screening Room

USA | 84 minutes | 2021

David Mirisch, The Man Behind the Golden Stars

Southeast US Premiere

The first-ever feature documentary about the life of revered press agent David Mirisch (known as “The Man with the Gold Rolodex”), whose family founded the legendary Mirisch Film Company and produced classically acclaimed movies such as Some Like It Hot, West Side Story, Moby Dick, and Fiddler on The Roof. With a 50 plus-year career in entertainment, David Mirisch carved out a name for himself as a key publicist for some of Hollywood’s most elite stars. He personally discovered Farrah Fawcett when she was still just a student at the University of Texas, threw infamous and lavish parties for basketball great Wilt Chamberlain, as well as created campaigns for some of the most talented young actresses who went on to ignite the silver screen, such as Linda Carter, Raquel Welch, and Barbara Hershey. He was instrumental in public relation campaigns for such musical legends as Johnny Mathis, Pat Boone, The 5th Dimension, and Perry Como. The film explores the “Golden Age Era” of Hollywood and what it really took to create a star then and now, and the instrumental role a publicist plays in advancing careers, especially artists just starting out in the industry.

Director's Bio

Directed by Marcela Mariz

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Marcela Mariz was born Rio de Janeiro and currently resides in Southern California. She started her career as a professional playwright at the age of 16 and went on to complete more than twenty theater commissioned plays. David Mirisch, The Man Behind the Golden Stars is Marcela's documentary feature film debut.

Cast and Credits


Marcela Mariz


Marcela Mariz


Anselmo Martini, Mauro Blanco


Leka Romao


David Mirisch, Dionne Warwick, Robert Wagner, Joe Mantegna, Johnny Mathis, Pat Boone

Film Info






84 minutes


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