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Jo Mielziner (1901–1976)

What Cedric Gibbons was to MGM, Jo Mielziner was to Broadway. Simply put, American theatrical design can be divided distinctly into pre and post Mielziner periods. Born in Paris, France in 1901, he wasn't French--- his parents were American ex-patriate artists. Mielziner was schooled in England, the U.S. and eventually, across the European ... See full bio »

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Picnic Production Designer
Top Banana
Top Banana Production Designer
Critic at Large
Critic at Large Himself - Set Designer / Himself - Theatrical Designer
The American Venus
The American Venus Production Designer


Hide Hide Show Show Production designer (3 credits)
 1955 Picnic
 1954 Top Banana (uncredited)
 1926 The American Venus (uncredited)
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 1948-1949 Critic at Large (TV Series)
Himself - Set Designer / Himself - Theatrical Designer
- Episode #1.30 (1949) ... Himself - Set Designer
- Episode #1.23 (1949) ... Himself - Theatrical Designer
- Episode #1.14 (1948) ... Himself - Set Designer
 1948 Tonight on Broadway (TV Series)
- Mister Roberts (1948) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Stage Play: The Lake. Drama. Written by Dorothy Massingham and Murray MacDonald. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Jed Harris. Martin Beck Theatre: 26 Dec 1933- Feb 1934 (closing date unknown/55 performances). Cast: Wendy Atkin (as "Dolly Braite"), Blanche Bates (as "Lena Surrege") [final Broadway role], Roberta Beatty ("Marjorie ... See more »

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Son of artist Leo Mielziner. See more »

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