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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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Known For

Picnic
Picnic Production Designer
(1955)
Top Banana
Top Banana Production Designer
(1954)
Critic at Large
Critic at Large Himself - Set Designer / Himself - Theatrical Designer
(1948-1949)
The American Venus
The American Venus Production Designer
(1926)

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 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)
Himself
- Mister Roberts (1948) ... Himself
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Other Works:

Stage Play: Children! Children! Thriller. Written by Jack Horrigan. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Ann Roth. Hair Design by Romaine Greene. Assistant to Miss Roth: Robert Pusilo. Directed by Joseph Hardy. Ritz Theatre: 7 Mar 1972 (1 performance + 13 previews that began on 24 Feb 1972). ... See more »
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Although he began as an actor, he was the premier scenic designer in Broadway history. He was active there from 1923-1975, often pulling double duty as a costume designer and/or lighting designer, working in many of the most notable theatrical productions of the 20th century. See more »

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