David Maysles

Documentarian, Director, Producer
Born: 01/10/1931 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Director (16)

The Gates 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Director

The Beales of Grey Gardens 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

Christo in Paris 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Islands 1987 (Movie)

(Director)

Vladimir Horowitz, The Last Romantic 1984 (Movie)

(Director)

Running Fence 1977 (Movie)

(Director)

Grey Gardens 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

La Pupa del gangster 1973 (Movie)

(Director)

Christo's Valley Curtain 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

(Director)

Salesman 1967 (Movie)

(Director)

Meet Marlon Brando 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

A Visit with Truman Capote 1964 (Movie)

(Director)

Showman 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Ozawa (TV Show)

Director
Sound (9)

30 for 30 2009 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Sound

Islands 1987 (Movie)

(Sound)

Running Fence 1977 (Movie)

sound recording mixer (Sound)

Christo's Valley Curtain 1972 (Movie)

sound recording (Sound)

Salesman 1967 (Movie)

sound recording (Sound)

Meet Marlon Brando 1965 (Movie)

sound recording (Sound)

A Visit with Truman Capote 1964 (Movie)

(Sound)

What's Happening! The Beatles in the U.S.A. 1963 (Movie)

sound recording (Sound)

Showman 1961 (Movie)

(Sound)
Camera, Film, & Tape (5)

The Beales of Grey Gardens 2006 (Movie)

(Cinematographer)

Christo in Paris 1989 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Vladimir Horowitz, The Last Romantic 1984 (Movie)

(Photography)

Grey Gardens 1975 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

cinematography (Cinematographer)
Actor (2)

Wild Blue Yonder 2007 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Gimme Shelter 1970 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)
Producer (2)

Running Fence 1977 (Movie)

(Producer)

Grey Gardens 1975 (Movie)

(Producer)
Editor (1)

Salesman 1967 (Movie)

(Editor)

Relationships

Philip Maysles

Father
Russian-Jewish immigrant

Ethel Maysles

Mother
Died c. 1974

Albert Maysles Director

Brother
Born Nov. 26, 1926 Co-directed documentary films, including "Gimme Shelter" (1970) and "Grey Gardens" (1975)

Barbara Maysles

Sister
Older

John Maysles

Son

Celia Maysles

Daughter

EDUCATION

Brookline High School

Brookline , Massachusetts

Boston University

Boston , Massachusetts

Milestones

1990

Last film, the posthumously released "Christo in Paris"; credited as co-director and co-cinematographer

1978

made second film about the artist Christo, "Running Fence"; served as co-producer, co-director and sound recording mixer

1974

Co-produced and co-directed the controversial "Grey Gardens"

1973

Shared Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary Short for "Christo's Valley Curtain"

1969

Co-directed (with Zwerin and Albert) and shared director of photography duties (with Albert) on "Gimme Shelter", documenting the Rolling Stones 1969 world tour

1964

With Zwerin and brother Albert, co-directed "What's Happening! The Beatles in the USA"

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

1962

Formed Maysles Films, Inc.

1957

Filmmaking debut with brother, "Youth of Poland"

1957

Joined brother on continent to collaborate on films

1955

Worked as production assistant for Marilyn Monroe Productions (on "Bus Stop" in the USA and "The Prince and the Showgirl" in England)

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

After college graduation, joined US Army; posted in Germany serving at Headquarters Military Intelligence School, Oberammergau

With brother, member of Drew Associates

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